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XslCompiledTransform instead of XslTransform??

I'm trying to convert a 1.1 c# project and am having issue using the XslCompiledTransform to tranform a recordset into a html file like I was able to do with XslTranform.

In this code, the dataset is written into a file, but it is not using the xslt to format the document properly. It simply prints out the results:

System.IO.StringWriter sw = new System.IO.StringWriter();
            XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();
            XslCompiledTransform xslTran = new XslCompiledTransform();
            System.Xml.XmlTextWriter writer;
            XmlElement root;
            XPathNavigator nav;

//write the xml to a string
//write string to XmlDocument

//contrary to some code examples in csharp-corner I got an xslt compile error (need to include the dtd processing and pass into the XmlReader.Create method) when NOT including the XmlReaderSettings
            XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
            settings.ProhibitDtd = false;
            settings.ValidationType = ValidationType.None;
//Load the stylesheet
            xslTran.Load(XmlReader.Create(templateFile, settings));
            root = xmlDoc.DocumentElement;
            nav = root.CreateNavigator();
//instantiate the write we will pass the transform into
            writer = new XmlTextWriter(file, Encoding.Default);
//transform while navigating through the xml
            xslTran.Transform(nav, null, writer);

            writer = null;
            xmlDoc = null;

I receive no build erros on this. Still learning some of the basics and having trouble understanding why this doesn't work. Thanks in advance!!
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the problem wasn't actually that I was using the XmlCompileTransform improperly, but instead the node name difference with the table that was getting returned vs. what I was looking for in my xslt.

Points because I was using your code to test when I finally ran into the error that told me so, thanks!