How to get a XML node by name


I'd like to know how to get a XML node text using its name in ASP.NET, somehow like the javascript getElementById.

Thank you.
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You can use XPath to get the Node or list of nodes with the name that you want.

Sample if you have a XmlNode object with a couple of childnodes:

XmlDocument xd = new XmlDocument().Load("xml_file");
XmlNode xmlNode = xd.SelectSingleNode("/data");

if you want to get the data1 node you'd do something like this:

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