Stingray Studio : Objective Grid User’s Guide : PART II Programmer’s Guide : Chapter 22 Grid XML Serialization Architecture
Chapter 22 Grid XML Serialization Architecture
Overview
The Objective Grid XML Serialization Architecture builds upon the core Stingray XML Serialization Architecture to allow persistence of Objective Grid’s data components in XML format. Please refer to the Stingray Foundation Library XML Serialization Architecture documentation in the Stingray Foundation User’s Guide before reading through this chapter.
You can write and read Objective Grid as XML and convert its XML format into any other format (or vice versa) using XSL style sheets. We encourage you to take a look at Objective Grid’s XML format by viewing the serialized file via an XML file viewer like Internet Explorer. Use one of the samples mentioned in this guide to create an XML file from Objective Grid.
NOTE >> If you are using Microsoft Visual Studio, the latest version of the Microsoft® Platform SDK is a requirement for building the Stingray Studio libraries with support for XML serialization functionality. In order to properly build XML support as part of the Objective Grid library or the Objective Chart library, our XML classes require you to install the latest version of the Platform SDK on your system. Moreover, the Platform SDK header files must precede any other include files and/or lib files in your development environment path. We tested our components against MSXML.dll version 6.10.1200.0 (MSXML 6.0 SP1). Later versions of this DLL will also work. You can download the latest version of the Platform SDK from Microsoft.