Parsing XML in VB.Net

I'm attempting to parse an XML document (see attachment) in VB.Net.  Unfortunately, I'm having trouble identifying the nodes for which I'd like to parse elements.  Here's my current code:

        
        Dim xmlDoc As New XmlDocument
        xmlDoc.Load("c:\temp\XMLSample.xml")
        Dim nodes As XmlNodeList = xmlDoc.DocumentElement.SelectNodes("/Employees/Employee")
        Dim strField1 As String = "", strField2 As String = "", strField3 As String = ""
        For Each node As XmlNode In nodes
            strField1 = node.SelectSingleNode("FirstName").InnerText
            strField2 = node.SelectSingleNode("LastName").InnerText
            strField3 = node.SelectSingleNode("Address").InnerText

        Next

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However, the code within the 'For Each' was bypassed.  I also tried "/EmployeeResponse/Employees/Employee") to SelectNodes, but got the same result.

Any help is greatly appreciated.XMLSample.xml
DaneBighamAsked:
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi DaneBigham;

I am really bad using the older XML technology, XmlDocument, but well versed using Linq to XML. The following is a code snippet that should do what you need using Linq.
'' Load the XML document from the file system
Dim xdoc As XDocument = XDocument.Load("C:\temp\XMLSample.xml")
'' Get a reference to the XML Namespace used to access the nodes
Dim ns As XNamespace = xdoc.Root.Name.NamespaceName

'' Query for the Employee info and return them as an Anonymous type
Dim results = (From node In xdoc.Root.Descendants(ns + "Employee")
               Select New With
               {
                   .FirstName = node.Element(ns + "FirstName").Value,
                   .LastName = node.Element(ns + "LastName").Value,
                   .Address = node.Element(ns + "Address").Value & ", " & node.Element(ns + "City").Value
               }).ToList()

'' Process the returned info as needed
For Each employee In results
    Console.WriteLine("Name : {0} {1}; Address : {2}", employee.FirstName, employee.LastName, employee.Address)
Next

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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
@DaneBigham, did my post answered your question?

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