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issue creating an element

Juan Luis Prieto

Joined: Sep 25, 2009
Posts: 15
I am trying to create a simple element in the way of <tag>value</tag> I have tried to crate it in a few ways, creating a document and then an element, reading the content from a string and nothing worked because all the time I try to create the element I always have the xml header in front of it, so this is how it looks my element when I print it.

and I only need this

because I need an array of Elements to pass it to my web service client to add them as headers on the soap message.
Of course, when I pass the array with those elements with the header I always have an error because the element is not well formed due to the xml header.
I wonder whether if there is a way of only create an element that doesn't contain the xml header, i.e. just <tag>value</tag>
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

Why do you say you have a problem creating an element when your post shows that you have created the element successfully? Your problem is that you don't want the prolog to appear when you serialize the document. So you need to look at the code which serializes the document and change that.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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