Write XML to the output stream from an ASP.NET web site

Posted on 2006-06-22
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have an ASP.NET web site using VB.NET and I would like to dump XML to the output stream.  For example,

Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    dim dataset1 as New Data.DataSet=getbudgets()
    response.Write(dataset1 as xml)           'this is the part that doesn't work
End Sub

I have to think this can be done since an ASP.NET XML web service consists of functions like

<WebMethod()> _
    Public Function getSystemLog(ByVal FromDate As Date, ByVal ToDate As Date) As SystemLogEntryType()
        Dim retval(1) As SystemLogEntryType

and they spit out XML
Question by:stev0931
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Rejojohny earned 2000 total points
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response.Write(dataset1.getxml()) should work ..


Author Comment

ID: 16966021
Great!  By any chance, do you know how to do this for an arbitrary object type?
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what is an arbitrary object type??
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Author Comment

ID: 16970876
For example,

class DataType

public ID as long
public Name as string
public Description as string

end class
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Rejojohny earned 2000 total points
ID: 16971205
i do not think there is any generic way of converting a class to xml ..

Author Comment

ID: 17024242
Thanks!  I've got a solution working now...

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