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Solved: How to fix the error when loading XML from text box with special characters

Problem Symptom

I have below code to generate/formatting XML from the content of a text box:

Dim xmlDoc As New XmlDocument
Dim writer As New XmlTextWriter("C:\Work\xmlWriterTest.xml", Nothing)
writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented

It works well, but when I have for example a special character like (&) character I get an error in LoadXml.

How can I fix this error or change encoding?

Follow the below solution steps to resolve the error when loading XML from text box with special characters.

There are few ways to handle it. One of the two methods below

Solution 1: Encode & Decode the XML data

'store it

'read it
Dim xmlDoc as New XmlDocument()
xmlDoc= XDocument.Parse(HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(ResponseData))

Solution 2: Parse XML data wrap with CDAT

   characters with markup




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