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DataSet.ReadXML throws DirectoryNotFoundException

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 14th, 2012. Posted in VB.Net

A .NET application that reads a dataset from an XML using the DataSet.ReadXML method might throw the exception : System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘<path of XML file>’.

According to MSDN this exception is thrown when when “part of a file or directory cannot be found” .However, this exception is not only thrown when a file cannot be found on the disk. The exception is also thrown when the structure of the XML is invalid (for instance because you didn’t close a node)

True is not true (?)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 21st, 2010. Posted in VB.Net

The string 'True' is not a valid Boolean value.
This error is thrown when an XML file is read into a DataSet using “System.Boolean” as DataType.