get xml Element childNode and attribute values through c# RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am having a xml schema with nested xml elements and following is the small piece of that

    <id extension="xx" root="56" />
    <telecom use="EC" value="tel:02073333333" />
      <value value="201505100000" />
      <value value="201805100000" />

    from this i have to get the value of "name tag" under "aa tag", last attribute (tel:) of telecom tag, and attribute value of the "value tag" (which is found under bb tag and cc tag)

     i tried the following code, but it's not getting exactly what i am expecting.
    xDoc.Descendants().Where(x => x.Name.LocalName.Equals("aa)
                            || x.Name.LocalName.Equals("telecom") && (x.FirstAttribute.Equals("EC")
                            || x.Name.LocalName.Equals("bb)
                            || x.Name.LocalName.Equals("cc))
    please provide me the solution regarding this.
    Friday, January 11, 2019 4:30 AM

All replies

  • Add ‘using System.Xml.XPath’ and try this:

    string name = xDoc.XPathSelectElement( "//aa/name" )?.Value;

    string tel = xDoc.XPathSelectElement( "//aa/telecom" )?.Attribute( "value" )?.Value;

    string bb = xDoc.XPathSelectElement( "//bb/value" )?.Attribute( "value" )?.Value;

    string cc = xDoc.XPathSelectElement( "//cc/value" )?.Attribute( "value" )?.Value;


    Sample file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>



        <id extension="xx" root="56" />


        <telecom use="EC" value="tel:02073333333" />



        <value value="201505100000" />



        <value value="201805100000" />





    If there are more such elements in the file, then give more details.

    • Edited by Viorel_MVP Friday, January 11, 2019 7:12 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2019 7:11 AM
  • thanks , i will try this
    Friday, January 11, 2019 4:52 PM
  • Hi Tried this , but i am returning null value, following is my actual schema will look like (edited due to confidential)<rootabc xmlns="aaaaa"> <ControlAct><record><communicationFunctionSnd><organisation> <id extension="cfff" root="2.8999" /> <name>demo</name><telecom use="EC" value="tel:123445" /></organisation></communicationFunctionSnd> <demo2<info15><npfitlc:contentId/><Information><component><startdate><value value="201505100000" /></startdate></component <component1> <enddate><value value="201805100000" /> </enddate> </component1></<Information></info15> </control>
    Monday, January 14, 2019 3:18 AM
  • Hi siddmuthu,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, you want to get some value of the xml.

    You could try this code below.

    static void Main(string[] args)
                XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
                doc.Load(@"D:\ test11.xml");
                XmlNode node = doc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("/data/aa/name");
                XmlNode node1 = doc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("/data/aa/telecom");
                XmlNode node2 = doc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("/data/bb/value");
                XmlNode node3 = doc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("/data/cc/value");


    Hope my suggestion could be helpful.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, January 14, 2019 8:35 AM