Without creating an XMLDocument and adding element tags etc, is it possible to parse a string and convert it to XML-friendly format by escaping any special characters e.g. ampersand etc intended for use as the content value between XML tags?
I was hoping there’s a built-in method I could use but can’t find anything.
If I have to create an XMLDocument, how can I add element content between element tags? All example below do not show any content values between tags:
The XMLDocument API is a bit verbose, but it’s the right way to generate XML.
You should file a ticket for better documentation.
This Xojo code will generate a single XML node in the shape you’re looking for.
var xmlDoc as new XMLDocument
var xmlBody as XMLNode = xmlDoc.DocumentElement
var xmlThis as XMLNode = xmlDoc.CreateElement("This")
var xmlValue as XmlTextNode = xmlDoc.CreateTextNode("Value")
var s as String = xmlDoc.ToString
To demonstrate the other part you were asking, change the word “Value” to “This & That” and you see that the result of what @Tim_Parnell was saying about using the XMLDocument API being the right way to generate XML. It deals with the special characters automatically.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<This>This & That</This>