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hi all,

I have this XML file

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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  2. <Settings>
  3.   <MapInfo>
  4.     <text>item1</text>
  5.     <positionLeft>55.426666259765625</positionLeft>
  6.     <positionTop>163.94999694824219</positionTop>
  7.     <original>item1</original>
  8.   </MapInfo>
  9.   <MapInfo>
  10.     <text>item2</text>
  11.     <positionLeft>103.42666625976563</positionLeft>
  12.     <positionTop>110.94999694824219</positionTop>
  13.     <original>name</original>
  14.   </MapInfo>
  15. </Settings>
How do i remove mapinfo node with all its sub nodes based on 'text' element it has?

I tried something like this

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  1. xDocument.Descendants().Descendants("MapInfo").Descendants().Where(e => e.Value == "item1").Remove();
it just removed text node from mapinfo.

Any idea?

May 5 '10 #1
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because you call .Remove() on that text node. you have to climb up to <MapInfo> and call .Remove() there.
May 5 '10 #2
127 Recognized Expert New Member
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  1. xDocument.Descendants("MapInfo").Descendants("text").FirstOrDefault(el => el.Value == "item1").Parent.Remove();
May 5 '10 #3
127 Recognized Expert New Member
What I made there is selecting first the element <text>item1</text> and than selecting his parent, which obviously is MapInfo, and remove it.
May 6 '10 #4
7,435 Recognized Expert Expert
I don't understand. That's not XML or XSL or XPath or anything I've seen.
May 10 '10 #5
127 Recognized Expert New Member
That's LINQ to XML. It is a .NET thing. Let's say it's a "framework" to deal with different kind-of lists. It is used with Collections, SQL and XML in .NET.

More information here - LINQ to XML
May 10 '10 #6
7,435 Recognized Expert Expert
Ok. Didn't know this was a Windows only question.
May 10 '10 #7

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