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So, What i would like is the Code to automatically go through every "Book" looking for the child nodes of "Author" and incrementing them to the BookListView. This will be a foreach loop most likely i think, can you guys help me as im nearly here with this please.

i think something like

foreach (authorvariable)

XmlDocument xdoc = new XmlDocument();

XmlNode AuthorNode = xdoc.SelectSingleNode("Books/Book/Author");
string AuthorVariable = AuthorNode.InnerText;

ListViewItem LVI = new ListViewItem(AuthorVariable);

Updated 10-Dec-13 11:16am

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You need to get a collection of "book" nodes first, then you can use your "foreach" loop.

XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
//get all books
XmlNodeList books = doc.SelectNodes("//book");
foreach (XmlNode book in books)
    // get all authors for each book
    XmlNodeList authors = book.SelectNodes("//author");
    foreach (XmlNode author in authors)
        BookListView.Items.Add(new ListViewItem(author.InnerText));
Note: I based this code on this MS XML example file[^]. I think that the xpath code I used is generic enough to also work on your xml file, but you may need to modify the "SelectNodes" statements.

A good quick reference is: XPath Examples[^]

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