Re: document class

mfc <>
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:05:16 -0700 (PDT)
Here`s my xml code where I load the xml file and parse the xml file
(but without adding the itms to the std::map so far).

Why do you write "display::brightness" in your xml file? Is there
something important or something which can make my live easier;
instead of using brightness?
<display::brightness disabled="true" level="50"/>

Or is it because to simplfy the xml file itself?

<brightness disabled="true" level="50"/></brightnes>

During writing this small xml parser, I find it also much simpler to
write the value of the brightness as attribute, because only the nodes
having such a attribute are necessary for the std::map...

Maybe you found some errors in the code or something which could be
programmed much faster or shorter:

BOOL CXmlFile::LoadUserXml(CString strFileName)

    // Create the XML Document
    HRESULT hr = m_pXMLDoc.CreateInstance(CLSID_DOMDocument);
    if (FAILED(hr))
        _com_error er(hr);
        return FALSE;

    // convert xml file name string to something COM can handle (BSTR)
    _bstr_t bstrFileName;
    bstrFileName = strFileName.AllocSysString();

    // call the IXMLDOMDocumentPtr's load function to load the XML
    variant_t vResult;
    vResult = m_pXMLDoc->load(bstrFileName);
    if (((bool)vResult) == TRUE) // success!
    {// now that the document is loaded, we need to initialize the root
        m_pDocRoot = m_pXMLDoc->documentElement;
        AfxMessageBox(_T("Document FAILED to load!"));
        return FALSE;

    // Very important to set the language -> for parsing the file with
XPath very fast!
    //m_pXMLDoc->setProperty( _T("SelectionLanguage"), _T("XPath") );

    //clear std::map

    //parse whole xml file
    return TRUE;

BOOL CXmlFile::ParseXmlFile(void)
    return TRUE;

void CXmlFile::DisplayChildren(MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr pParent)

    // simple for loop to get all children
    for (MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr pChild = pParent->firstChild; NULL !=
pChild; pChild = pChild->nextSibling)
        // for each child, call this function so that we get its children as

void CXmlFile::DisplayChild(MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr pChild)
    MSXML2::IXMLDOMElementPtr pElem1,pElem2;
    CString attribute1;
    CString attribute2;

    //check if its a child node. Second condition shows how you can check
name of the node
    if(NODE_ELEMENT == pChild->nodeType)
        _bstr_t childname = pChild->nodeName;

        //Process all its siblings recursively and extract their attributes
        for (MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr pChild1 = pChild->firstChild ; NULL !=
pChild1; pChild1 = pChild1->nextSibling )

void CXmlFile::DisplayAttributes(MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr pChild,CString
parent,CString &apname)
    MSXML2::IXMLDOMElementPtr pElem;
    _bstr_t childname = pChild->nodeName;

    _bstr_t basename = pChild->baseName;

    if(NODE_ELEMENT == pChild->nodeType)
        MSXML2::IXMLDOMNamedNodeMapPtr nodemapptr = pChild->Getattributes();
        if(nodemapptr != NULL)
            long len = nodemapptr->Getlength();

            MSXML2::IXMLDOMNodePtr nodeptr;
            _bstr_t value;
            _bstr_t nodename;

            for(int i=0; i<len; i++)
                //get attributes
                nodeptr = nodemapptr->Getitem(i);
                nodename = nodeptr->GetnodeName();
                value = nodeptr->Gettext();
            TRACE(_T("no attributes available for this node\n"));


best regards

Also, sitting here, on my porch, in bright sunlight, I began to think, if you are sitting
in your bedroom at night in the dark, do you really want your screen as bright as mine? If
you dim yours, does it make sense to dim mine?

I`m a student (technology of media) from Germany - and I`m using two
screens to get the brightness I need (one for each eye) :-)

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