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Inserting Data to an XML Document

By Mahesh Chand on March 28, 2001
The XmlNode and the XmlDocument classes can be used to insert XML data to an existing document or to a new document.
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The XmlNode and the XmlDocument classes can be used to insert XML data to an existing document or to a new document.

Adding namspace Reference

Since Xml classes are defined in the System.XML namespace, so first thing you need to do is to Add the System.XML reference to the project.

using System.Xml;

Loading XML to Document

LoadXml method of XmlDocument can be used to load XML data to a document or to load an existing XML document..

// Load XML data to a document
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
doc.LoadXml("<XMLFile>" +" <SomeData>Old Data</SomeData>" + "</XMLFile>");

Inserting XML Data

The below code inserts XML data to the file and saves file as InsertedDoc.xml.

Souce Code:  

try
{
XmlNode currNode;
XmlDocument doc =
new XmlDocument();
doc.LoadXml("<XMLFile>"+" <SomeData>Old Data</SomeData>" +"</XMLFile>");
XmlDocumentFragment docFrag = doc.CreateDocumentFragment();
docFrag.InnerXml="
<Inserted>"+"<NewData>Inserted Data</NewData>"+"</Inserted>";
// insert the availability node into the document
currNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;
currNode.InsertAfter(docFrag, currNode.LastChild);
//save the output to a file
doc.Save("InsertedDoc.xml");
}
catch (Exception e)
{
Console.WriteLine ("Exception: {0}", e.ToString());
}

output of the code looks like this -

<XMLFile>
<SomeData>
Old Data
<Inserted>
<NewData>Inserted Data</NewData>
</Inserted>
</SomeData>
</XMLFile>

Mahesh Chand

Mahesh Chand is founder of C# Corner. C# Corner founded in 1999 is a FREE member contributions based open platform for developers to solve problems, learn new technology and hang out.  Mahesh has been awar... Read more

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