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Create file in xml format using visual basic 6.0

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Hi,
I want to create a file which would be in xml format using file I/O which will loop into the database and display in xml format.As I am not aware of how to create xml file in visual basic.I have created normal text files in VB,Is that the same way for creating xml files.....
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by:JonothanTompson
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Yeah it is the same as making a text file, just as long as your using the correct method
Like below
Open App.Path & "\Test.xml" For Output As #1
    Print #1, Whole  *** whole being the formated xml
Close #1
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by:chitramahadik
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Can u give me any example for the same ,so I can understand the same well
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by:monvelasquez
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yes it's just the same.... just give them an xml extension
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by:chitramahadik
ID: 9712541
I am getting the following error
A string literal was expected, but no opening quote character was found. Error processing resource 'file:///C:/invoice.xml'. Line 1, Position 15

<?xml version=3.0?>
--------------^

For ur reference I am pasting my code down

Private Sub cmdCreateXML_Click()
Dim vStrSql As String
Dim vStrfilename As String
Dim vIntFreeHandle As Integer
Dim vRsInvoice As New ADODB.Recordset
Dim oField As ADODB.Field

On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

CommonDialog1.Flags = cdlOFNOverwritePrompt + cdlOFNPathMustExist
CommonDialog1.Filter = "XML Files (*.xml)|*.xml"

CommonDialog1.ShowSave

vStrfilename = CommonDialog1.filename
 
Me.MousePointer = vbHourglass
' get a free handle for the file and open it for output
    vIntFreeHandle = FreeFile
   
    Open vStrfilename For Output As #vIntFreeHandle
    'start New
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<?xml version=3.0?>"
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, vbCrLf
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<InvoiceFile>"
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<fileformat>4.00</fileformat>"
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<created>" & Format(Date, "yyyymmdd") & "</created>"
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, vbCrLf
       
    vStrSql = "SELECT * from Client_Invoices"
    If vRsInvoice.State = adStateOpen Then vRsInvoice.Close
    vRsInvoice.Open vStrSql, conn, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic, adCmdText
    If vRsInvoice.State = adStateOpen Then
        If vRsInvoice.RecordCount > 0 Then
            vRsInvoice.MoveFirst
            Do While Not vRsInvoice.EOF
                    For Each oField In vRsInvoice.Fields
                        Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<" & oField.Name & ">" & oField.Value & "</" & oField.Name & ">"
                    Next
                    Print #vIntFreeHandle, vbCrLf
                vRsInvoice.MoveNext
            Loop
        End If
    End If
       
    ' close the file
    Print #vIntFreeHandle, "</invoicefile>"
    Close #vIntFreeHandle
Me.MousePointer = vbNormal
Exit Sub
ErrorHandler:
MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub
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by:Dabas
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Hi chitramahadik,
In VB, go to Project -> References and add a reference to Microsoft XML

Use the XML object to do all of the writing for you!

Dabas
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monvelasquez earned 140 total points
ID: 9712662
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Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<?xml version=3.0?>"

should be..

Print #vIntFreeHandle, "<?xml version=""3.0""?>"

all values of the attributes should be enclosed in "quotes"
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by:ashoooo
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Hi chit, cant you use the Microsoft XML library?

Its extrememly simple to use and the documentation is here
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/xmlsdk30/htm/xmmscxmlreference.asp

Let me know if you need any help using these interfaces.
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by:Dabas
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CleanupPing:
Suggest points to monvelasquez.
Not worth it to split 35 points

Dabas
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