Removing nodes from an XmlDocument


Question

The following code should find the appropriate project tag and remove it from the XmlDocument, however when I test it, it says:

The node to be removed is not a child of this node.

Does anyone know the proper way to do this?

public void DeleteProject (string projectName)
{
    string ccConfigPath = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ConfigPath"];

    XmlDocument configDoc = new XmlDocument();

    configDoc.Load(ccConfigPath);

    XmlNodeList projectNodes = configDoc.GetElementsByTagName("project");

    for (int i = 0; i < projectNodes.Count; i++)
    {
        if (projectNodes[i].Attributes["name"] != null)
        {
            if (projectName == projectNodes[i].Attributes["name"].InnerText)
            {                                                
                configDoc.RemoveChild(projectNodes[i]);
                configDoc.Save(ccConfigPath);
            }
        }
    }
}

UPDATE

Fixed. I did two things:

XmlNode project = configDoc.SelectSingleNode("//project[@name='" + projectName + "']");

Replaced the For loop with an XPath query, which wasn't for fixing it, just because it was a better approach.

The actual fix was:

project.ParentNode.RemoveChild(project);

Thanks Pat and Chuck for this suggestion.

1
44
8/21/2008 5:47:53 PM

Accepted Answer

Instead of

configDoc.RemoveChild(projectNodes[i]);

try

projectNodes[i].parentNode.RemoveChild(projectNodes[i]);
63
8/21/2008 5:38:54 PM

Looks like you need to select the parent node of projectNodes[i] before calling RemoveChild.


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