sharkyenergy sharkyenergy - 2 years ago 108 Question

Invalid Token in xmldoc.selectnodes if string contains a dot

I'm searching for a string in a XML file. The string has a dot in it, and causes a invalid token error to appear.

For Each d As XmlNode In xmlDoc2.SelectNodes("//*[@ StructType = '" & r.Item(2).ToString & "'")

r.Item(2).ToString = CX8090_QA.Publishing.Errors

I would like to search for this string just as it is, and have the ' in place too. But it doesn't seem to take it as a string.


Answer Source

As posted, your XPath expression is missing closing square bracket :

xmlDoc2.SelectNodes("//*[@StructType = '" & r.Item(2).ToString & "']")

Other than that it should be fine as long as the dynamic string part of the XPath doesn't contain single-quote, which will conflict string-literal delimiter being used.

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