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ASP.Net/C# - If I have a URL that dumps XML, how do I read those results in?

Posted on 2008-09-30
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Is there an easy way to read in results of an XML file URL and output the elements as the label and values?
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Question by:sbornstein2
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See the sample code attached below
####################################Code Behind########################

public partial class XML : System.Web.UI.Page

{

    TextBox textBoxValue;

    Label lblValue;

    Table tbl;

    TableRow tr;

    TableCell td;

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

    {

        
 

    }

    protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)

    {

        base.OnInit(e);

        tbl = new Table();
 

        LoadXML();

    }

    private void LoadXML()

    {

        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();

        doc.Load(XmlReader.Create("http://localhost/Test/Sample.xml"));

        CreateChildControlsFromXML(doc);

    }
 

    private void CreateChildControlsFromXML(XmlDocument doc)

    {

        foreach (XmlNode node in doc.ChildNodes)

        {

            if (node.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element && node.Name == "Elements")

            {

                foreach (XmlNode node1 in node.ChildNodes) // Get the value Nodes

                {

                    tr = new TableRow();

                    td = new TableCell();

                    lblValue = new Label();

                    textBoxValue = new TextBox();

                    lblValue.Text = node1.ChildNodes[0].InnerText;

                    textBoxValue.Text = node1.ChildNodes[1].InnerText;

                    td.Controls.Add(lblValue);

                    tr.Cells.Add(td);

                    td = new TableCell();

                    td.Controls.Add(textBoxValue);

                    tr.Cells.Add(td);

                    tbl.Rows.Add(tr);

                }

            }

        }

        containerPanel.Controls.Add(tbl);

    }

}

##################################Code Behind End#####################
 

#######################ASPX########################################

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="XML.aspx.cs" Inherits="XML" %>
 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
 

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head runat="server">

    <title>Untitled Page</title>

</head>

<body>

    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <div>

     <asp:Panel runat="server" ID="containerPanel"></asp:Panel>

    </div>

    </form>

</body>

</html>
 

#######################ASPX END########################################
 

###########################Sample XML file Used#######################
 

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

<Elements>

  <Value>

    <Label>Label1</Label>

    <Text>Text1</Text>

  </Value>

  <Value>

    <Label>Label2</Label>

    <Text>Text2</Text>

  </Value>

  <Value>

    <Label>Label3</Label>

    <Text>Text3</Text>

  </Value>

  <Value>

    <Label>Label4</Label>

    <Text>Text4</Text>

  </Value>

</Elements>

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by:sbornstein2
ID: 22628740
code clay that gave me a little start.  It is having issues though.  Here is what I am trying to format by reading in the XML like a HTML file.  It is a whitepages api call that I make and it returns XML data

http://api.whitepages.com/reverse_phone/1.0/?phone=7812332311;api_key=9ec586766bf2c9b0bd5f548a50a0b3e2

I need to somehow read this in and it may change and have more nodes etc.
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by:sbornstein2
ID: 22628787
on whitepages.com there is an XSD file but I have no idea how to use all that.  I can just get the XML response

http://developer.whitepages.com/docs
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by:codeclay
ID: 22657059
I will look into it.. Right now its a busy schedule for me . Hold on .
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by:sbornstein2
ID: 31501658
thanks sorry for the delay in award.
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