Reading XML Values...

I have a question reading XML-Files. I am writing it in this format:

 <?xml version="1.0" ?>
- <!-- Template for Media Remote 2007
  -->
- <MediaRemote2007>
- <Settings>
  <Name>Test</Name>
  <Author>Sven Rutten</Author>
  <BackgroundImage />
- <Button1>
  <Text>Button1</Text>
  <BackColor>-1316371</BackColor>
  <ForeColor>-16777216</ForeColor>
  <Left>78</Left>
  <Top>119</Top>
  <Width>75</Width>
  <Height>23</Height>
  <Command>Nothing</Command>
  </Button1>
- <Button2>
  <Text>Button2</Text>
  <BackColor>-65281</BackColor>
  <ForeColor>-16711936</ForeColor>
  <Left>11</Left>
  <Top>170</Top>
  <Width>93</Width>
  <Height>26</Height>
  <Command>Nothing</Command>
  </Button2>
- <pb1>
  <Left>16</Left>
  <Top>25</Top>
  <Width>64</Width>
  <Height>48</Height>
  <Command>Nothing</Command>
  <Picture />
  </pb1>
- <pb2>
  <Left>80</Left>
  <Top>0</Top>
  <Width>56</Width>
  <Height>40</Height>
  <Command />
  <Picture />
  </pb2>
  </Settings>
  </MediaRemote2007>

I have several Buttons and Picturebox. How can I now loop through all these buttons and picturebox and read the values of them?

Thanks

Sven
RuttensoftAsked:
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DarrenSenior Software EngineerCommented:
I'm not sure you XML is correct.

If you want to loop through all of the button elements and picture box elements then you should probably have then under the same name so that you can retrieve all buttons and all picutre boxes and then go through them one by one.

So you have

<Button>
...
</Button>
<Button>
...
</Button>
<Button>
...
</Button>

and

<pb>
...
</pb>
<pb>
...
</pb>
<pb>
...
</pb>

etc...

I think this is a good start. Then to loop through them

        Dim NewXmlDoc2 As New XmlDocument
        Dim oNodeList As XmlNodeList
        Dim oRootNode As XmlNode
        Dim oNode As XmlNode

        Try
            NewXmlDoc2.Load("C:\test\test.xml")

            oRootNode = NewXmlDoc2.DocumentElement()
            oNodeList = oRootNode.SelectNodes("/MediaRemote2007/Button")

            For Each oNode In oNodeList
                ' You can loop through each button or picture box node and pull out the values
            Next

            NewXmlDoc2.Save("C:\test\test.xml")

        Catch ex As SystemException
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
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DarrenSenior Software EngineerCommented:
you don't need the save

take out the line

NewXmlDoc2.Save("C:\test\test.xml")
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DarrenSenior Software EngineerCommented:
This line should also be...

oNodeList = oRootNode.SelectNodes("/MediaRemote2007/Settings/Button")
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DarrenSenior Software EngineerCommented:
Here is how you get the Text contents:

For Each oNode In oNodeList
 MessageBox.Show(oNode.Item("Text").InnerText.ToString)
 ' You can loop through each button or picture box node and pull out the values
Next

Hope all of this helps,

Darren
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RuttensoftAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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