How do I get the value from one node in XML using C#

What's the simplest way to get the value of the first node from the attached XML using C#? I expect to get the value ZELNINO. I'm using Visual Studio 2015. I thin it uses C# version 6.

I've tried a bunch of stuff I see on the web but nothing works well.

Also, how would I get the value of the current address street name. The value that should be returned is SPROUL. In this case, there are multiple address elements, but I want the element that has the status element under the address element with a value of CURRENT.
CreditReportResponse.xml
Andrew WerberAsked:
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
What you posted is not a file that is in XML format. Please post the correct XML.
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Andrew WerberAuthor Commented:
I tried another file. Both display fine in Internet Explorer. I'm also using LINQ for XML and I can use the following code to iterate through the XML as follows:

XDocument doc = XDocument.Load("CreditReportResponse.xml");
foreach (XElement element in doc.Elements().Descendants())
                {
                    string value = element.Value;
                }
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi Andrew;

Sorry about that when I opened the file in my iPad the browser removed all the tags. The following code snippet should do what you need.
var xdoc = XDocument.Load(@"C:\....\CreditReportResponse.xml");

// Get the Namespace used in the document which is needed to access the node
XNamespace ns = xdoc.Root.Name.Namespace; 
// The simplest way to get the first node is as follows
var firstNode = xdoc.Descendants(ns + "first").FirstOrDefault();
// If the first node exist write out its value otherwise printout message
string first = firstNode != null ? firstNode.Value : "The first node was not found.";

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Andrew WerberAuthor Commented:
Thanks for working on this question. My ultimate goal is to be able to the data out of a few nodes.

The question specifically mentions 2 nodes I want to access. My impression is that the best way to get that data is using XPath. I don;t want to loop through all the nodes just to get data from a 'few' nodes.

Your comment just shows how to get the first node. So, that's not quite what I'm looking for.

I will give full credit for the code that accesses the data in both nodes. I'll give half credit for code that gets the data from one of the nodes.
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Here try something like this
var xdoc = XDocument.Load(@"C:\....\CreditReportResponse.xml");

XNamespace ns = xdoc.Root.Name.Namespace;
var results = (from i in xdoc.Root.Descendants(ns + "indicative")
			   let first = i.Descendants(ns + "first").First().Value
			   let streetname = i.Elements(ns + "address").Where(a => a.Element(ns + "status").Value == "current").Descendants(ns + "name").First().Value
			   select new { first, streetname }).FirstOrDefault();

Console.WriteLine("First {0}, Street Name {1}", results.first, results.streetname);

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To get other nodes you can follow the same template.
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Andrew WerberAuthor Commented:
That worked.

I had the weekend off, and this project is at work, so sorry for the delay.

And, I noticed that my question was poorly written, and I did not specify exactly what node I was looking for with respect to Name, but you got that too.
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Not a problem, glad it worked for you.
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