Solved

Create XML in C#

Posted on 2008-10-23
6
1,342 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I create the below XML example using XDocument class in C#

Is there any better approach other than XDocument

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
<Data>
  <Books>
    <Book key="key1" value="value1" />
    <Book key="key2" value="value2" />
  </Books>
  <CDS>
    <CD>
      <Key>key1</Key>
      <Value>value1</Value>
    </CD>
    <CD>
      <Key>key2</Key>
      <Value>value2</Value>
    </CD>
  </CDS>
</Data>

0
Comment
Question by:intikhabk
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 22790031
XDocument works well...better approach?  if you're using d database then return data from dataBase as xml
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 22790051
good example on how to build document

http://www.example-code.com/csharp/csCreateXml.asp
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 22790064
this is the other option that you wanted...use the framework and build your xml like that...
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:xDJR1875
ID: 22790148
The following bit of code might help if you are trying to do it all programmatically. It will give you an idea of how to traverse and build it from the ground up.

            XmlDataDocument oXMLDoc = new XmlDataDocument();
            XmlNode oRootNode;
            XmlNode oXMLNode;
             XmlNode oNode1;
            XmlNode oNode2;
            XmlAttribute oXMLAttribute;

               oXMLDoc.AppendChild(oXMLDoc.CreateProcessingInstruction("xml", "version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\""));
                oRootNode = oXMLDoc.CreateElement("Data");
                oNode1 = oXMLDoc.CreateElement("Books");
                oRootNode.AppendChild(oXMLNode);
                oNode2 = oXMLDoc.CreateElement("Book");
                oXMLAttribute = oXMLDoc.CreateAttribute("key");
                oXMLAttribute.Value = "key1";
                oNode2.Attributes.Append(oXMLAttribute);
                oXMLAttribute = oXMLDoc.CreateAttribute("value");
                oXMLAttribute.Value = "Value1";
                oNode2.Attributes.Append(oXMLAttribute);

                oNode1.AppendChild(oNode2);

                oXMLDoc.Save("filename.xml");
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:xDJR1875
ID: 22790157
that would be using System.Xml
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
adathelad earned 500 total points
ID: 22790202
Hi,

I'd recommend using the XmlTextWriter class instead, you'll get better performance/less memory intensive than loading it into a DOM structure.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmltextwriter.aspx
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2870256&SiteID=1

Recently researched into the various approaches to write XML, and if you don't immediately want to manipulate the resulting xml document once you've created it, XmlTextWriter should be the preferred way.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In order to hide the "ugly" records selectors (triangles) in the rowheaders, here are some suggestions. Microsoft doesn't have a direct method/property to do it. You can only hide the rowheader column. First solution, the easy way The first sol…
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
This is a video that shows how the OnPage alerts system integrates into ConnectWise, how a trigger is set, how a page is sent via the trigger, and how the SENT, DELIVERED, READ & REPLIED receipts get entered into the internal tab of the ConnectWise …
Concerto provides fully managed cloud services and the expertise to provide an easy and reliable route to the cloud. Our best-in-class solutions help you address the toughest IT challenges, find new efficiencies and deliver the best application expe…

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now