posting xml message to servicereference

I am trying to post the following xml string via service reference to  a webservice webmethod function, how do i format the string to accept the xml message in VB.NET.
The current way gives me the following error:Cannot set a value on node type 'Element'
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im client As New ServiceReference1.ServiceSoapClient()
            client.UpdateBatchData.Value = ("<tunnelcommunication><DeviceID>1</DeviceID><slingready>True</slingready></tunnelcommunication>")

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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Does the service expect a XML fragment for this value? Or is UpdateBatchData a XML node or element?

Normally you need to work with fragments and InnerXml depending on the concrete types here. E.g.

Dim client As New ServiceReference1.ServiceSoapClient()
Dim xmlFragmentString As String = "<tunnelcommunication><DeviceID>1</DeviceID><slingready>True</slingready></tunnelcommunication>"
Dim xmlFragment As XmlDocumentFragment = doc.CreateDocumentFragment()

xmlFragment.InnerXml = xmlFragmentString
client.UpdateBatchData.Add(xmlFragment)

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But this is just a wild guess.
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