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hi all,
i've one xml file as follows
  <b />
  <c />

now i want to change the xml as follows
 <!-- <b /> -->
 <c />

how can i move with this?
please help me
Posted 13-Dec-11 18:44pm
Updated 13-Dec-11 18:50pm
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Solution 1

  <!--<b />-->
  <c />

Open you file in notepad or any other text editor and add <!-- --> on the second node.
That should be all you need.
Jijesh Balakrishnan b 14-Dec-11 1:05am
how can i do this by code?
Abhinav S 14-Dec-11 1:19am might help. Basically you need to read the xml and then write it back into the file (with your changes).
Amir Mahfoozi 14-Dec-11 2:58am
+5 for the link ;)
Shakti Misra 14-Dec-11 1:17am
What parser you are using?
You basically have to fetch the node, remove it, and add a comment in the xml stream.
Jijesh Balakrishnan b 14-Dec-11 1:29am
okay..thank you
Abhinav S 14-Dec-11 3:15am
You are welcome.
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Solution 2

Firstly you should know that XmlDocument does't give you the position of the elements in source stream.

So you have to use Html Agility Pack :[^]

Then you will have something like this :

HtmlAgilityPack.HtmlDocument htmlDocument = new HtmlDocument();
var content =@"<a>
                      <b />
                      <c />
var desiredNode = htmlDocument.DocumentNode.SelectNodes("/a/b")[0];
content = content.Insert(desiredNode.StreamPosition + desiredNode.OuterHtml.Length, "-->");
content = content.Insert(desiredNode.StreamPosition, "<!--");

Remember to add some error checkings.

Hope it helps.
Jijesh Balakrishnan b 14-Dec-11 2:55am
thank you for your reply

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