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When you view an XML document with Data View in the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment (IDE), you may receive the following error message:
Although this XML document is well formed, it contains structure that Data View cannot display.
The grid cannot show the data correctly because of the unsupported character "." in element name(s).
The XML document has an element name that contains a period (.), and the period (.) is an unsupported character.
To resolve this problem, rename the element so that the name does not contain a period.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Visual Basic .Net (2002).
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