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How do I write to this xml file?

Posted on 2009-05-03
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How do I write a new animal to this xml file?

Best would be if I could use something like this:
            XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
            doc.Load(Server.MapPath("Animals.xml"));
public void WriteXmlFile(String text)
        {
            XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
            doc.Load(Server.MapPath("Animals.xml"));
 
 
 
        }
 
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xml file
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Animals>
  <Animal>
    <Type>Apa</Type>
  </Animal>
  <Animal>
    <Type>Gris</Type>
  </Animal>
  <Animal>
    <Type>Ko</Type>
  </Animal>
  <Animal>
    <Type>Katt</Type>
  </Animal>
  <Animal>
    <Type>Hund</Type>
  </Animal>
</Animals>

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Question by:Mickeys
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public void WriteXmlFile(String text)
        {
        
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.Load(Server.MapPath("Animals.xml"));
 
        XmlNode root = doc.DocumentElement;
 
        //Create a new node.
        XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("Animal");
        elem.InnerXml = "<Type>Monkey</Type>";
 
        //Add the node to the document.
        root.AppendChild(elem);        
        doc.Save("Animals.xml");
}

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by:Mickeys
ID: 24289047
Almost. :-)

I think it opens the correct file....in my project which is here
C:\Documents and Settings\MFL\Dokumenter\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\WebSite\WebSite\Tenta1

and saves it here
C:\Programmer\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\Animals.xml

How do I mange to save it in my project?
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by:cauos
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you can specify the full path where you want to save file to
doc.Save(@"C:\Documents and Settings\mdarabseh\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\WebSiteCSharp\Animals.xml");
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by:Mickeys
ID: 24289151
ok that works. Just one more question.
How come it finds the file in the correct space when opening but when saving I need to write the hole path?
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because when you read the file you use Server.MapPath("Animals.xml")
server.mappath give you server path within your website; but in the example i provided i did't add server.mappath method; you can do this if you want and its recommended specially if you want to publish your website on different machine or different folder in the hard drive.
 
 doc.Save(Server.MapPath("Animals.xml"));
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