<xmlpoke>

Replaces text in an XML file at the location specified by an XPath expression.

The location specified by the XPath expression must exist, it will not create the parent elements for you. However, provided you have a root element you could use a series of the tasks to build the XML file up if necessary.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
file file The name of the file that contains the XML document that is going to be poked. True
value string The value that replaces the contents of the selected nodes. True
xpath string The XPath expression used to select which nodes are to be modified. True
preserveWhitespace bool If true then the whitespace in the resulting document will be preserved; otherwise the whitespace will be removed. The default is false. False
failonerror bool Determines if task failure stops the build, or is just reported. The default is true. False
if bool If true then the task will be executed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
unless bool Opposite of if. If false then the task will be executed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
verbose bool Determines whether the task should report detailed build log messages. The default is false. False

Nested Elements:

<namespaces>

Namespace definitions to resolve prefixes in the XPath expression.
<namespace>

Represents an XML namespace.

Parameters

AttributeTypeDescriptionRequired
prefixstring The prefix to associate with the namespace. True
uristring The associated XML namespace URI. True
ifbool Indicates if the namespace should be added to the XmlNamespaceManager. If true then the namespace will be added; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
unlessbool Indicates if the namespace should not be added to the XmlNamespaceManager. list. If false then the parameter will be added; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
</namespace>

</namespaces>

Examples

Requirements

Assembly: NAnt.Core (0.92.4543.0)