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Convert an XmlNode to an object

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using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Text;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Xsl;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

//using Dotnet.Commons.Reflection;

namespace Dotnet.Commons.Xml
  /// <summary>
  /// This utility class contains wrapper functions that help to ease the handling and 
    /// manipulation of Xml documents, such as adding an element, adding an attribute
    /// to an element, copying and cloning of nodes, etc.
  /// </summary>
  public abstract class XmlUtils
    /// <summary>
    /// Convert an XmlNode to an object
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="node"></param>
    /// <param name="targetObj"></param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    /// -----------------------------------------------------------
    public static object FromXmlNodeWithAttributes(XmlNode node, object targetObj)
      if (node.Attributes.Count == 0)
        return targetObj;

      foreach( XmlAttribute attr in node.Attributes)
        string propertyName = attr.Name;
        string propertyValue = attr.Value;

                PropertyInfo pi = targetObj.GetType().GetProperty(propertyName);

                if (pi != null)
                    pi.SetValue(targetObj, Convert.ChangeType(propertyValue, pi.PropertyType), null);

                else // search if such field exists
                    FieldInfo fi = targetObj.GetType().GetField(propertyName);

                    if (fi != null)
                        fi.SetValue(targetObj, Convert.ChangeType(propertyValue, fi.FieldType));                        

      return targetObj;



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