HTMLAgilityPack get innerText of a td tag with an id attribute

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Question

I am trying to select the inner text of a td with an id attribute with the HTMLAgilityPack.

Html Code:

<td id="header1">    5    </td>
<td id="header2">    8:39pm    </td>
<td id="header3">    8:58pm    </td>
...

Code:

HtmlAgilityPack.HtmlDocument doc = new HtmlAgilityPack.HtmlDocument();

doc.LoadHtml(data);

var nodes = doc.DocumentNode.SelectNodes("//td[@id='header1']");

if (nodes != null)
{
    foreach (HtmlAgilityPack.HtmlNode node in nodes)
    {
        MessageBox.Show(node.InnerText);
    }
}

I keep getting null nodes because I am not selecting the td tag correctly but cannot figure out what I have done wrong...

Edit:

I made a mistake with header1 and header2, but there are 5 different td tags with headers 1 to 5.

Popular Answer

You are trying to select header1 but the id is header2.

You could also use GetElementById directly:

var td = doc.GetElementbyId("header2");


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