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Save and then re-load a dataset to/from XML file

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I have a Series of Properties created for a DataGridView generator I wrote some time back.  It works well and now I was thinking of adding the ability to write the structure to an XML file and then read it back in.

I have the following sets of Public Properties I want to store:
strVarStructure
strVarLayout
strVarProperties
strVarSettings

The strVarProperties and strVarSettings relate to DataGridView fields so there can be several of these as Public Property arrays.

I don't want to store the actual DataGridView data, but the basic structure of the DataGridView and its properties including all field properties.  This ability would allow me to setup a Default view and allow the user to change fields being displayed as needed with options.

With XML there is ReadXML and WriteXML.

Can I create a dataset including the above Public Properties and write that using the statements above which relate to the dataset?

OR do I need to write some additional code to create the dataset structure I want to write and then read back in?

Thank you for your assistance.
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You will need to define the datatable structure with columns. Then populate the datatable with property values and write to xml file.
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Got it!  Thanks!
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