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Posted on 2011-03-01
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How do I do a select so that these items are at the top and bottom of my created XML?

Is there a way to pick up the top tag automatically?

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>
<Document>

</Document>
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To achieve your requirement. You have to use xpath query.

please follow the below link, It will clearly explain how to use xpath query to select xml elements from an xml
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308333
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to verify that your xml has the declaration at the top (version and encoding) and the first node is "Document":
XDocument xdoc = XDocument.Load(@"c:\temp\test.xml");
            if (xdoc.Declaration != null && xdoc.Root.Name.LocalName == "Document")
            {

            }

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by:lrbrister
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Ok guys...both had valuable input.

Any problems with splitting points?
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Both are valid answers and very useful.
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