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Help with renaming data element in xml file using VB.NET

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How do you rename a data element in an xml file using Vb.NET?

Victor
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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
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Hi Victor;

Try this.

'' Load the XML document
Dim xdoc = XDocument.Load("Path to the document")
'' The new Node name to replace the one in the document
Dim nodeToRename As String = "TotalWeight"

'' Get a list of all the nodes to be renamed
Dim nodes = (From x In xdoc.Descendants(nodeToRename) _
             Select x).ToList()

'' Change the node name
For Each node As XElement In nodes
    node.Name = "New Node Name Here"
Next

xdoc.Save("Path to save the document to")

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by:vcharles
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Thank You.
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by:Fernando Soto
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Not a problem Victor, glad to help.
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Thank you.  
I will try the same approach to remove multiple data elements,
Victor
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