I have an xml file that looks like this;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--This file is generated by the program.-->
<Product ID="23" Name="Soap" test="one">
  <Price>10.00</Price>
  <OtherDetails>
    <BrandName>X Soap</BrandName>
    <Manufacturer>X Company</Manufacturer>
  </OtherDetails>
</Product>

I can use the following code to read the 'ID', 'Name', and 'test;

XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("Products.xml");

            while (reader.Read())
            {
                if (reader.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element && reader.Name == "Product")
                {
                    textBox1.AppendText(reader.GetAttribute(0));
                    textBox1.AppendText(reader.GetAttribute("Name"));
                    textBox1.AppendText(reader.GetAttribute("2"));      
                }
            }
            reader.Close();
        }

My problem is, how can I read the value in the elements like '10.00', 'X Soap', and 'X Company'?

I would use the System.Xml.Linq namespace to reach the elements easier:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Xml.Linq;

namespace DW_422750_CS_CON
{
   class Program
   {
      static void Main(string[] args)
      {
         XDocument xd = XDocument.Load("../../XMLFile1.xml");
         //Get just the price
         Console.WriteLine(xd.Descendants("Product").Elements("Price").First().Value);

         // Report on all of the elements
         List<XElement> lst_xe = xd.Descendants("Product").ToList();

         (
            from xe in lst_xe
            select new
            {
               PRICE = xe.Element("Price").Value,
               BRAND_NAME = xe.Element("OtherDetails").Element("BrandName").Value,
               MANUFACTURER = xe.Element("OtherDetails").Element("Manufacturer").Value,
            }
         ).ToList().ForEach(x =>
            Console.WriteLine("{0}\t{1}\t{2}", x.PRICE, x.BRAND_NAME, x.MANUFACTURER));
      }
   }
}

.Attribute("attribute_name")
or
.Attribute("attribute_name").Value

Edited 4 Years Ago by thines01

Hmmm, I was trying that but there is no defintion called Attribute...

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