XML VBA Need full close tag instead of '/'

I'm generating XML via VBA using code like this:

Set objSubElem = objDoc.createElement("FieldName")
objElem.appendChile objSubElem
objSubElem.setAttribute "VALUE", 10
objSubElem.setAttribute "UNIT", "in"

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Which produces output like this:


          <FieldName UNIT="in" VALUE="10" />

Instead, I'd like to see output like this:


          <FieldName UNIT="in" VALUE="10"></FieldName>

Is there something I can do to get this result?
DaneBighamAsked:
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Robert ShermanOwnerCommented:
Try setting the isEmpty property to false on objSubElem:

Set objSubElem = objDoc.createElement("FieldName")
objSubElem.isEmpty = False
objSubElem.setAttribute "VALUE", 10
objSubElem.setAttribute "UNIT", "in"
objElem.appendChild objSubElem

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DaneBighamAuthor Commented:
I'm using Microsoft XML v6.0 as a reference.  'IsEmpty' is not a valid attribute of objSubElem (MSXML2.IXMLDOMElement)
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Robert ShermanOwnerCommented:
Not sure if there is another way to do this, but this appears to work under MSXML2:

Set objSubElem = objDoc.createElement("FieldName")
objSubElem.text = ""
objSubElem.setAttribute "VALUE", 10
objSubElem.setAttribute "UNIT", "in"
objElem.appendChild objSubElem

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DaneBighamAuthor Commented:
Using objSubElem.text = "" didn't quite work, but adding a space (objElem.text = " ") did.  Thanks.
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Robert ShermanOwnerCommented:
Strange that the empty string didn't work for you, here's a complete code sample that produces the expected output:

Function TestXML()

Dim objDoc As MSXML2.DOMDocument60

Set objDoc = New MSXML2.DOMDocument60

Set objSubElem = objDoc.createElement("FieldName")

objSubElem.Text = ""
objSubElem.setAttribute "VALUE", 10
objSubElem.setAttribute "UNIT", "in"
objDoc.appendChild objSubElem

Debug.Print objDoc.XML

End Function

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Output:

<FieldName VALUE="10" UNIT="in"></FieldName>

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