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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrasing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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PIEBALDconsult wrote:
Of course, if you know of a way to test a node that uses neither SelectSingleNode nor SelectNodes, I'd be glad to see it.

How about this?
public static bool IsMatch(this System.Xml.XmlElement element, string predicate)
{ 
    return element.CreateNavigator().Matches("*[" + predicate + "]");
}

If you're going to be re-using the same predicate for a lot of elements, you might want to pre-compile it[^]:
public static bool IsMatch(this System.Xml.XmlElement element, XPathExpression compiledPredicate)
{ 
    return element.CreateNavigator().Matches(compiledPredicate);
}
...
var compiledPredicate = XPathExpression.Compile("*[" + predicate + "]");



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