Well, I got some great replies on my appearently rookie question..;) .I'll post them here for others to learn from. that's what it's all about , isn't it?
The Problem: Given an XML string, create an instance of the XMLSerializer class, allowing you to construct or serialize an object of a specific type.
There were two solutions right away. They both seem pretty darn obvious - once you read them :) thanks folks!
Solution 1: Use a stringBuilder Object to create a stream
|By : Jan Tielens|
Solution 2: Use a MemoryStream Object to translate the string into a stream, which is needed to intialize the XMLSerializer
|By Christian Weyer|