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Remove all the xml namespaces (xmlns) attributes in the xml string

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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>
        /// Remove all the xml namespaces (xmlns) attributes in the xml string
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="xmlData"></param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string RemoveAllXmlNamespace(string xmlData)
            string xmlnsPattern = "\\s+xmlns\\s*(:\\w)?\\s*=\\s*\\\"(?<url>[^\\\"]*)\\\"";
            MatchCollection matchCol = Regex.Matches(xmlData, xmlnsPattern);

            foreach (Match m in matchCol)
                xmlData = xmlData.Replace(m.ToString(), "");
            return xmlData;


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