when parsing xml, ( tag = <abcd/> ) XmlTextParser equals it to XmlNodeType.Element

Posted on 2009-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
but it really indicates both beginning and ending
( with no data in between )

not sure if i should use different API or may be
there are some nuances to this one ...


Dim textReader As XmlTextReader = New XmlTextReader    ' While textReader.Read()
   Dim nType As XmlNodeType = textReader.NodeType
   If nType = XmlNodeType.Element Then
   end if

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Question by:AlexF777
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Expert Comment

ID: 24318843
<abcd /> is an Element.

Author Comment

ID: 24325650
may be so, but normally in our files we receive a pair
of tags: <abcd></abcd>

if there was some way to differentiate <abcd/> element
it would really help

Author Comment

ID: 24349229
Dim objXMLTextReader as XMLTextReader = new XmlTextReader("path")

if objXMLTextReader.IsEmptyElement then
   msgbox("now we know")
end if

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RyanAndres earned 500 total points
ID: 24350022
I'm not sure how you would do that since the xml parser reads them the same. You could check the childnode and attribute counts. if they are 0. Let me know if this is sufficient.

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