XML and Mobile Web Applications with Visual Basic 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Both Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 include support for working with XML and creating mobile web applications. This course provides an overview of the XML support provided by ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Specific topics covered include using LINQ to XML, how to read and write XML, and how to use XPath to process XML data. The course also explores the provided support for mobile web applications including their creation and device specific customization. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist (TS): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development 70-562. Passing this exam will earn the learner the MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications certification.

Target Audience

Individuals who wish to use the .NET Framework 3.5 with Visual Studio 2008, Visual Basic 2008, and ASP.NET 3.5 to develop web-based client applications; individuals preparing for the Exam 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development.


Thorough knowledge of software-development concepts and the process of building business applications; experience building web-based applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework; working experience of Visual Studio 20085, Visual Basic 2008, and ASP.NET 3.5

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

XML Support in Visual Basic 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5

  • identify the code to create, access, and navigate XML using Visual Basic’s support for XML and LINQ to XML
  • identify the important features of XML support in Visual Basic 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5
  • recognize the code for performing an XSLT transformation by using an assembly
  • recognize the code for manipulating data in a DataSet using the XmlDataDocument class
  • Reading and Writing XML in .NET 3.5

  • identify the code used to read data with the XmlReader and XmlTextReader classes
  • identify the features, roles, members, and uses of XmlReader and XmlTextReader classes
  • recognize the code for writing XML data using the XmlWriter and XmlTextWriter classes
  • Processing XML with XPath in ASP.NET 3.5

  • identify benefits and features of XPath
  • identify the code for querying an XPathDocument
  • Utilizing XML in ASP.NET 3.5

    Mobile Web application Creation in .NET 3.5

  • identify the containers, objects, and files associated with mobile web applications
  • recognize the steps for creating a mobile web application with mobile web controls
  • Mobile Web application Customization in .NET 3.5

  • identify the functions of the System.Web.Mobile classes
  • recognize the elements that enable device-specific rendering
  • identify the steps for defining and applying device filters in order to customize a mobile web application
  • Creating a Device-specific Mobile Web Application