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Parsing XML with XmlNodeList

I have this XML and I am trying to the value of the 2nd StringOption entry. (<StringOption value="56789" name="id"></StringOption>)

So I can get to the OptionList node like this:
XmlNodeList nodes = this.GetXmlDocument(strXML).SelectNodes("ListMeetingsReply/MeetingReply/OptionList");

Then I am binding a datagrid to the nodes.

I can write out the value of the first "StringOption" like this:
<%#((System.Xml.XmlNode)Container.DataItem).SelectSingleNode("StringOption").Attributes["value"].Value %>
It gives me 1234...

But since the second "StringOption" entry is named the same how would I get its value instead???

<StringOption value="1234" name="name"></StringOption>
<StringOption value="56789" name="id"></StringOption>

Urgent! Thanks for the help here....
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jrmcdonaAuthor Commented:
I solved it.



Note that you could also specify which one you want in the SelectSingleNode parameter:
jrmcdonaAuthor Commented:
Ah, that looks cleaner than my solution.

You're welcome. Note that both SelectSingleNode and SelectNodes use an XPath expression to select the node(s), and it's well worth getting to know some XPath if you're dealing with XML data. It's also the query language used for XSLT transformations.
jrmcdonaAuthor Commented:
Will I be able to sort my datagrid using the XmlNodeList??

Basically, i think i will somehow need to load the XmlNodeList into a dataview.

I posted this question here if you would like to get some points!


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