Help with creating xml file using VB.NET


From button click event of my application, how do I create a new xml with the following data elements using VB.NET?

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>


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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
as XML is, to start with, nothing else than "plain text/string", with though some "formatting" structure to be parseable, the question is where does your data come from, and what is your actual problem?

* building the XML string
* saving the file
* fetching the data

please clarify
vcharlesAuthor Commented:

I need to build the XML string in a new file and save the file. The goal is to hard code the data elements from my button click event and have the following xml file in my application's folder.


<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
again, what EXACTLY is the problem?
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vcharlesAuthor Commented:
How do I write the code in VB.NET to create the XML file (Newfile.xml)?
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
some sample code:
Private Sub writeDebug(ByVal x As String)

    Dim FILE_NAME As String ="C:\newfile.xml"

    If System.IO.File.Exists(FILE_NAME) = False Then
    End If

    Dim objWriter As New System.IO.StreamWriter(FILE_NAME, True)
End Sub 

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and you call that function with the xml string as argument
SAMIR BHOGAYTAFreelancer and IT ConsultantCommented:
hi.. Can you please use this example. It is very useful for creating xml file in

Imports System.Xml

Module XmlModule
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Employee type.
    ''' </summary>
    Class Employee
      Public Sub New(ByVal id As Integer, ByVal firstName As String, _
                   ByVal lastName As String, ByVal salary As Integer)
          ' Set fields.
          Me._id = id
          Me._firstName = firstName
          Me._lastName = lastName
          Me._salary = salary
      End Sub

      ' Storage of employee data.
      Public _firstName As String
      Public _id As Integer
      Public _lastName As String
      Public _salary As Integer
    End Class

    Sub Main()
      ' Create array of employees.
      Dim employees(2) As Employee
      employees(0) = New Employee(1, "Prakash", "Rangan", 70000)
      employees(1) = New Employee(5, "Norah", "Miller", 21000)
      employees(2) = New Employee(17, "Cecil", "Walker", 60000)

      ' Create XmlWriterSettings.
      Dim settings As XmlWriterSettings = New XmlWriterSettings()
      settings.Indent = True

      ' Create XmlWriter.
      Using writer As XmlWriter = XmlWriter.Create("C:\employees.xml", settings)
          ' Begin writing.
          writer.WriteStartElement("Employees") ' Root.

          ' Loop over employees in array.
          Dim employee As Employee
          For Each employee In employees
            writer.WriteElementString("ID", employee._id.ToString)
            writer.WriteElementString("FirstName", employee._firstName)
            writer.WriteElementString("LastName", employee._lastName)
            writer.WriteElementString("Salary", employee._salary.ToString)

          ' End document.
      End Using
    End Sub
End Module

Output :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

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vcharlesAuthor Commented:
Thank You.
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