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    How to search an xml datasource

    Hi! I cannot find anything online regarding how to use an asp.net 2.0 search form to search a xml data file. What I want to do is use an asp.net 2.0 search form, which would use a single dropdown that would build using the titles via the xml data file. The user would select a title from the dropdown list, then the chosen record would display below the dropdown formatted in an html table with the title and image displayed [both hyperlinked to its pdf], and its brief description underneath. The xml data file would contain the 'title', 'image url', 'pdf url', and 'description'. Is there an example of this somewhere or can someone show me a demo please?

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    This might help, if you already know how to do this with sqldatasource.


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