Load XML file


I am opening a xml document as follows:

XDocument _categories = XDocument.Load(String.Concat(path,
"Categories.xml"), LoadOptions.SetBaseUri);

Then I am adding a few Category nodes and saving it as follows:

_mimes.Save(new Uri(_categories.BaseUri).LocalPath);

If "Categories.xml" is not found when loading how can I create a new
one with this content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

Then I will add the Category nodes as usual and save it at the end as
Categories.xml on the defined path.

11/16/2009 5:59:20 PM
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shapper wrote:
> [...]
> If "Categories.xml" is not found when loading how can I create a new
> one with this content:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
> <Categories/>

11/16/2009 6:59:14 PM
On Nov 16, 6:59=A0pm, Peter Duniho <no.peted.s...@no.nwlink.spam.com>
> shapper wrote:
> > [...]
> > If "Categories.xml" is not found when loading how can I create a new
> > one with this content:
> > <?xml version=3D"1.0" encoding=3D"utf-8" ?>
> > <Categories/>
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.linq.xdocument.xdo...

Hi Peter,

I was using File.Exists or the other option was using a Try Catch
If it does not exist than I would create the XDocument.

Anyway, I was able to solve it this way.

11/16/2009 9:42:16 PM
shapper wrote:
> I was using File.Exists or the other option was using a Try Catch
> Block. [...]

You should only use try/catch.  File.Exists() is a waste of time, 
because you always _have_ to have the try/catch block anyway.  Even if 
File.Exists() returns true, the file could disappear before you can 
actually open it and load it as an XDocument, and you could experience 
other errors as well.
11/16/2009 10:11:20 PM

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