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c# setting up combo box using xml as datasource. How do I make DisplayMember and valueMember attributes of a xml node

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c# setting up combo box using xml as datasource. How do I make DisplayMember and valueMember attributes of a xml node
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by:Sudhakar Pulivarthi
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by:Daniel Van Der Werken
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Well, we don't have your XML source, but here's a go at this:

You'd grab the document and load it as an XmlDocument:

XmlDocument xDoc = new XmlDocument();
xDox.Load( xmlSource -- whatever that is );

Then, you'd grab all the nodes of interest:

XmlNodeCollection xmlNodes = xDoc.GetNodes( xpathToNodes );

Then, loop through the nodes, getting the values you want:

foreach( XmlNode node in xmlNodes )
{
   string value1 = node.SelectSingleNode( xpath );
   combobox.Items.Add( value1 );
}

...more or less.
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by:Sudhakar Pulivarthi
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Hi,

Your xml should be:
<Job>
  <CurrentJob>45342</CurrentJob>
 <Driver>
  <DriverName>JSmith</DriverName>
  <EmployeeId>1</EmployeeId>
  </Driver>
 <Driver>
  <DriverName>BWhite</DriverName>
  <EmployeeId>2</EmployeeId>
  </Driver>
 <Driver>
  <DriverName>IBrown</DriverName>
  <EmployeeId>3</EmployeeId>
  </Driver>
  </Job>

Display Member is DriverName
Value Member is EmployeeId

Use like this in ur scenario too.
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peter3244 earned 0 total points
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No because you are talking about nodes not atrributes.  However if you I have discovered through trail and error
that it can be done using a dataset


            cmbField.DataSource = ds.Tables["field"];
            cmbField.DisplayMember = "name";

where field is a node and name is an attribute.
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by:peter3244
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Sorry  I meant to say that all the coomet relate to nodes not attributes.
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because

1) The first was a cut and paste of a link
2) the other was incorrect
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