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Error Updating XML Element Value

Posted on 2013-11-13
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I have the following function and XML sample to update a value in an XML document. I want to change the Value for any one of my many elements. strSetting is XML Element "name" and strValue is the XML Element "Value".

When I run this I get no matching records found, however the watch shows the variables are correctly set.

Ideas?


        public void xtWriter(string strSetting, string strValue)
        {
            XDocument doc = new XDocument();

            XElement elementItem = doc
                .Elements("Settings")
                .Elements("Setting")
                .Elements("Name")
                .Elements("Value")
                .Single(Name => Name.Value == strSetting)
                .Parent
                .Element("Value");
            elementItem.Value = strValue;
        }

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<Settings>
  <Setting>
    <Name>Title</Name>
    <Value>TitleHere</Value>
  </Setting>
  <Setting>
    <Name>Description</Name>
    <Value>DescriptionHere</Value>
  </Setting>
</Settings>

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Question by:LouisM1979
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39646842
Hi LouisM1979;

I am not sure what you are attempting to do with your function xtWriter. This is what I think you want. The function is passing in two strings the first strSetting is the name of the node called Name and the second strValue is the value to set in the Value node. Is this correct?

The function creates a XDocument and then query it without ever loading a existing document. Did you mean to open an existing and query that document?

You do not save anything in the function and just leave it which means all info is lost.

Please explaine what you want this function to do.
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LouisM1979 earned 0 total points
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I got it figured out eventually..........

I just want to update an XML element. Here is what I have that works.

        public void xtWriter(string strSetting, string strValue)
        {
            XDocument doc = XDocument.Load("ConfigSettings.xml");
            XElement root = doc.Root;

            root.Elements("Setting").Where(e => e.Element("Name").Value.Equals(strSetting)).Select(e => e.Element("Value")).Single().SetValue(strValue);
            doc.Save("ConfigSettings.xml");
        } //  Closes xtWriter

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by:LouisM1979
ID: 39656023
working code.
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