Matching a string with XML with value stored over multiple elements
I want to find out if some string has a match in an XML file.
string test="New York, USA";
in an XML file formated this way:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <line> <word>New</word> <word>York,</word> <word>USA</word> </line>
so that every word may or may not be in a different element
What is the most easiest way to do this? I was thinking about matching each word separately while saving the partial results but it seems to me like there have to be easier way.
If you want to compare word by word you can compare this using two string lists. using below you can get xml to List
List<string> list = doc.Root.Descendants("line").Descendants() .Select(element => element.Value) .ToList();
Then take your comparison string to list
string words = "New York, USA"; List<string> result = words.Split(' ').ToList();
Compare both lists using Intersect(). refer this
var matcheditems = list.Intersect(result);
Hope this will help you.