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VB.NET: Searching Through The XML Nodes On Conditional Attribute Value

Searching in the XML file to get a particular node with an attribute of the given value is sometimes quite confusing.

Here is a simple generic function to solve that problem.

It takes the following parameters:

  • xelRootNode: in most cases, I pass the documentElement, but if you want to search inside a particular node, pass that.

  • strAttribName: The name of the attribute to be checked.

  • strAttribValue: The attribute value to be matched.

  • xelResultNode: Byref, to return the node found

  • strSearchNodesBaseName: Optional, if the search is to be done in nodes of any particular name.

Hope this will be useful for generic purposes.

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