Add XML to Dictionary

Posted on 2010-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I have the following xml file

      <db value=@name/>
      <ui value=txtName/>
      <db value=@name2 />
      <ui value=txtName2 />

      <db value=@name3 />
      <ui value=txtName 3 />


I'm trying to achieve this
                Map.Add("@name ", " txtName");
                Mapr.Add("@name2", " txtName2");
                Map.Add("@name3", " txtName3");

Thanks in advance

I have been trying to add all the values to a  dictionary. Not sure why but my data from my xml file does not get added t the dictionary.

   private static void MapFile()


	           Map = new Dictionary<string, string>();


                XmlDocument xdoc = new XmlDocument();


             XmlNode commandnode = xdoc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("/root/fields/field");

                Dictionary<string, string> Map = new Dictionary<string, string>();


                    foreach (XmlNode inneritem in commandnode)


                        foreach (XmlNode data in inneritem)


                            Map.Add(????, ????);







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Question by:cjJosephj
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 33493681
Code can be cleaned up a bit but you get the idea
XElement root = XElement.Load(MapPath("~/XMLFile.xml"));
        foreach (XElement field in root.Elements())
            string db = field.Element("db").Attribute("value").Value;
            string ui = field.Element("ui").Attribute("value").Value;

            Map(db, ui);

    public void Map(string db, string ui)
        Response.Write(string.Format("{0} = {1} <hr/>", db, ui));

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Accepted Solution

nmarun earned 500 total points
ID: 33493768
Try something like this.Arun
private static void ReplaceDictionaryElements()


    // create a collection of what you need to replace

    Dictionary<string, string> dictionary = new Dictionary<string, string>


                                                    {"@name", " txtName"},

                                                    {"@name2", " txtName2"},

                                                    {"@name3", " txtName3"}


    // load a the Xml

    XDocument xDocument = XDocument.Load(DataXmlFilePath);

    // write a LINQ statement that checks the <db> element's value attribute

    // with the dictionary's key

    // and creates a new collection of IEnumerable type 

    var replacedDictionary = from field in xDocument.Descendants("field")

                             from entry in dictionary

                             where field.Element("db").Attribute("value").Value == entry.Key

                             select new


                                            Key = entry.Value,

                                            Value = field.Element("ui").Attribute("value").Value


    // loop through the collection            

    foreach (var entry in replacedDictionary)


        Console.WriteLine("{0}-{1}", entry.Key, entry.Value);



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Author Comment

ID: 33494712
Thanks Guys for the replies. I ended up using Nmarun solution.

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