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well, i read a lot about xml but never used it, and i need help regarding a problem. Here is some XML in string form:
<name>Sandeep Pradhananga</name>
<address2>KTM, </address2>
<address1>KTM, </address1>

assuming the xml is in a string object how to parse the value corresponding to 'chargetotal'using C#.
Please Help!

Old December 14th, 2006, 04:50 AM
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There are a few different ways, the easiest is probably to load the string into an XPathDocument via a StringReader, if the XML is a file you can use a StreamReader instead. Then use the XPathNavigator to select the desired value.
The code for a console application is shown here:
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.XPath;

namespace XmlFromString
  class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
      string xml = "<order/>"; //Full order document to go here
      XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument(new StringReader(xml));
      string xpath = "/*/payment/chargetotal";
      XPathNavigator nav = doc.CreateNavigator();
      XPathNavigator node = nav.SelectSingleNode(xpath);
      Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", node.Name, node.InnerXml);

Joe (Microsoft MVP - XML)

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