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Storing XML

caracalla asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
What is the most efficient way of storing and accessing large (>5000 characters) XML files please?
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Carl TawnSenior Systems and Integration Developer

XmlReader is fast, forward only access which has a low overhead. XmlDocument has larger footprint and is slower, but has more functionality.
XmlTextWriter is the fastest way to write Xml files. Accessing can be done by the XmlTextReader. Reader is read-only and writer is Write-only.

Some information on both can be found at: http://www.perfectxml.com/articles/xml/csharp.asp

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