JSON Deserialize ( NewtonSoft JSON.NET) to XML Failure

I have no experience with JSON at all, but I unfortunately have a webservice that returns data to me. I need to format the data from JSON into XML so that I can import into our own system here.

I receive the data from the Web Service in this format:

"httpStatusCode": 200,
"messages": [],
"succesfulResponses": [
  "position": 0,
  "response": {
    "dln": "AAAPY459037VB9SV",
    "dvlaServiceVersion": "1",
    "hubServiceVersion": "",
    "dvlaProcessingDate": "2014-12-22T14:03:43.557Z",
    "hubProcessingDate": "2015-05-29T16:50:51.4364004+01:00",
    "licence": {
      "status": "FC",
      "validFrom": "1986-01-22",
      "validTo": "2017-09-02",
      "directiveIndicator": 0,
      "entitlements": [
          "code": "A",
          "validFrom": null,
          "validTo": null,
          "priorTo": false,
          "type": "F",
          "restrictions": []
      "endorsements": []
    "httpStatusCode": 200,
    "messages": []
 "errorResponses": []

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I tried to use the following using the Newtonsoft JSON.NET Program:

 Dim doc As XmlDocument = DirectCast(JsonConvert.DeserializeXmlNode(sAnswer, "root"), XmlDocument)

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Unfortunately it returned this:


Which is of no use to me at all, I need it to format the XML complete the node name / elements so that I can import this correctly, is anyone able to point me in the right direction?


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Miguel OzSoftware EngineerCommented:
There is no root element in the posted JSON string, in fact there are multiple properties.
A possible solution is to add a root element as shown below:
string json = @"{
  '?xml': {
    '@version': '1.0',
    '@standalone': 'no'
  'root': " + sAnswer;
XmlDocument doc = (XmlDocument)JsonConvert.DeserializeXmlNode(json);

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Lynchie435Author Commented:
Thank you Miguel, worked a treat for me.

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