XmlPoke and unique nodes

谁说胖子不能爱 提交于 2019-12-23 09:55:50


I am trying to use an xmlpoke task to update a VS Project File (which is XML). In the Project root, there are multiple PropertyGroup nodes, I am trying to select the first one. The XML looks like this


I am using an xpath of //Project/PropertyGroup[1] to get the first PropertyGroup, but I get the error: “Non-unique xpath given //Project/PropertyGroup[1]”.

edit: sorry, I didn't think it mattered (but it does), Project has a namespace. I put the correct XML with the correct xmlpoke as an answer for any future searchers.


Ok, I simplified the XML snippet above too much -- I think someone would have figured it out if I hadn't. The answer is that since Project has a namespace, it needs to be like this

   <xmlpoke file="project_file.csproj" value="v4.0" xpath="//x:Project/x:PropertyGroup[1]/x:TargetFrameworkVersion">
      <namespace prefix="x" uri="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" />

For reference, the Project tag looks like this:

  <Project ToolsVersion="4.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" DefaultTargets="Build">