Read Write and Search an XML File Data in Windows Phone 7

In this article we will discuss that how we can easily Read, Write and Search Data in a XML File.

In this article we will discuss how to easily Read, Write and Search Data in a XML File. Here we use two buttons, the first button will show XML file data in a ListBox like this:

XMLData1.jpg

And when we click on the Search Name Button:

XMLData2.jpg

Step 1

First we create two XML files like this:

Student.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<school>

  <student>

    <firstname>Mahak</firstname>

    <lastname>Gupta</lastname>

    <age>27</age>

  </student>

  <student>

    <firstname>Khyati</firstname>

    <lastname>Jindal</lastname>

    <age>5</age>

  </student>

  <student>

    <firstname>Megha</firstname>

    <lastname>Varshney</lastname>

    <age>27</age>

  </student>

  <student>

    <firstname>Meghal</firstname>

    <lastname>Dani</lastname>

    <age>22</age>

  </student>

</school>

StudentData.xml
 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<School>

  <Student

          FirstName="Mahak"

          LastName="Gupta"

          Age="27" />

  <Student

          FirstName="Khyati"

          LastName="Jindal"

          Age="5" />

  <Student

          FirstName="Megha"

          LastName="Varshney"

          Age="27" />

  <Student

          FirstName="Meghal"

          LastName="Dani"

          Age="22" />

</School>

Step 2


Now we will write the code in our .xaml page like this:
 

<Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="2"  >

            <Button Content="Show data" Height="72" Name="btnShowData" Width="190" Click="button1_Click" Margin="12,6,278,528" />

            <Button Content="Search Name" Height="72" Name="btnSearchName" Click="btnSearchname_Click" Margin="260,6,0,528" />

           

            <ListBox x:Name="lstShow" FontFamily="Arial Black" VerticalAlignment="Center"  Width="250">

                <ListBox.ItemTemplate>

                    <DataTemplate>

                        <StackPanel Margin="10" >

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}"/>

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding LastName}"/>

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Age}"/>

                        </StackPanel>

                    </DataTemplate>

                </ListBox.ItemTemplate>

                <ListBox.Background>

                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">

                        <GradientStop Color="Black" Offset="0" />

                        <GradientStop Color="#FFD42E2E" Offset="1" />

                    </LinearGradientBrush>

                </ListBox.Background>

            </ListBox>

            <ListBox x:Name="lstSearchName" FontFamily="Arial Black" VerticalAlignment="Center" Width="250">

                <ListBox.ItemTemplate>

                    <DataTemplate>

                        <StackPanel Margin="20" >

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}"/>

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding LastName}"/>

                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Age}"/>

                        </StackPanel>

                    </DataTemplate>

                </ListBox.ItemTemplate>

                <ListBox.Background>

                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">

                        <GradientStop Color="Black" Offset="0" />

                        <GradientStop Color="#FFD42E2E" Offset="1" />

                    </LinearGradientBrush>

                </ListBox.Background>

            </ListBox>

            <TextBox Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="12,124,0,0" Name="txtSearch" Text="" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="300" Visibility="Collapsed" />

            <Button Content="Search" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="308,124,0,0" Name="btnSearch" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="160" Click="btnSearch_Click" Visibility="Collapsed" />

        </Grid>

The output will be:

XMLData3.jpg

Step 3

Now we will write the code for the "Show data" button:
 

private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        {

            lstShow.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

            txtSearch.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

            btnSearch.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

            lstSearchName.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

             XDocument myData = XDocument.Load("Student.xml");

 

                    var data = from query in myData.Descendants("student")

select new Student

{

FirstName = (string)query.Element("firstname"),  LastName = (string)query.Element("lastname"), Age = (int)query.Element("age")

};

lstShow.ItemsSource = data;

  

}

Here we create a class like this:
 

public class Student

{

       string firstname;

       string lastname;

       int age;

 

       public string FirstName

       {

             get { return firstname; }

             set { firstname = value; }

       }

 

       public string LastName

       {

             get { return lastname; }

             set { lastname = value; }

       }

 

       public int Age

       {

             get { return age; }

             set { age = value; }

       }

So the output will be:

XMLData4.jpg

Step 4

Now we will write the code for the "Search name" button, so when we click on this button a TextBox (txtSearch) and a Search button will be shown like this:
 

private void btnSearchname_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        {

            txtSearch.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

            btnSearch.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

            lstShow.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

           

        }

XMLData5.jpg

Now we will write the code for the Search Button like this:
 

private void btnSearch_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        {

           

            XDocument LoadStudentData = XDocument.Load("StudentData.xml");

            var SearchData = from c in LoadStudentData.Descendants("Student")

where c.Attribute("FirstName").Value == txtSearch.Text.ToString()

select new Student()

{

FirstName = c.Attribute("FirstName").Value,

LastName = c.Attribute("LastName").Value

};

 

lstSearchName.ItemsSource = SearchData;

lstSearchName.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

        }


The output will be:

XMLData6.jpg