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Hello. I am new to c#. I am trying to parse elements of a xml file to the text boxes in c#.
can any one help me on how to go for this?
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 5-Sep-13 22:35pm    
That's correct and useful, my 5, but why only this way? There are others which may be beneficial, depending on the task. Please see my answer.
—SA
Ron Beyer 5-Sep-13 22:38pm    
The "I'm new to C#" part is why I highlighted this one, XmlDocument and XDocument with Linq are more advanced features, the XmlReader is pretty easy to use. +5'd on yours too for pointing out the other ones.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 5-Sep-13 22:42pm    
Thank you, Ron.

If you want to take into account little experience, XmlDocument is apparently the easiest. And XmlReader is relatively tricky. I relatively recently created a whole technology using it in implementation (and this is the replacement of Microsoft Data Contract, pretty advanced stuff using Reflection.Emit), so I know how tricky it is. It's only good for best performance.

—SA
Ron Beyer 5-Sep-13 22:43pm    
Maybe I use it too much, I find it easier than XmlDocument :)
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 5-Sep-13 22:57pm    
Maybe... :-)
—SA
You can use at least three different ways of parsing offered by .NET FCL. Here is my short overview of them:

  1. Use System.Xml.XmlDocument class. It implements DOM interface; this way is the easiest and good enough if the size if the document is not too big.
    See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmldocument.aspx[^].
  2. Use the class System.Xml.XmlTextReader; this is the fastest way of reading, especially is you need to skip some data.
    See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmlreader.aspx[^].
  3. Use the class System.Xml.Linq.XDocument; this is the most adequate way similar to that of XmlDocument, supporting LINQ to XML Programming.
    See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmldocument.aspx[^], http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb387063.aspx[^].


Good luck,
—SA
 
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