Help With XML and timer


I am attempting to write a reminder program storing the reminder date, time and detail in an XML file. I was advised that this is probably the best thing to do. I have started reading through XML last night and I have a basic jist of it but I am struggling with a few minor things. Below the code I have wrtten within the tick event of the timer.

private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
//Retrieve file and convert to Stream
System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(@XMLFile1.xml);
//Xml Text Reader
System.Xml.XmlTextReader xr = new System.Xml.XmlTextReader(sr);
//Put it all into a Document
System.Xml.XmlDocument calendar = new System.Xml.XmlDocument();
//Load the Document into memory
//Set datetime to current datetime
DateTime dtCurrentTime = DateTime.Now;
//Display current date time in label3
label3.Text = dtCurrentTime.ToShortTimeString();
//Read xml document
System.Xml.XmlNodeList appointdetail = calendar.SelectNodes("Calendar/Appointment");
System.Xml.XmlNode timedet = appointdetail.Item(0).SelectSingleNode("AppointmentTime");
//Output time from XML document to label2
label2.Text = timedet.InnerText;
if (label3.Text == label2.Text)

Now, for testing this I am extracting the time from the XML doc to label2 in order that I can eventualy check if the time is the same as the system time and then pop up a message box with the details. The time I have stored in the ML doc is 07:27AM. However, when the details is pulled into label2 it comes out as 19:00. Does anybody know why it is doing this or if there is a much easier way of doing this then I would appreciate the help. Still a newby to C# and now XML


  • Hi
    here is how i cheat i do not have to learn how to use xml
    1)Create a structure and class
    2)put my data in the structure
    3)Serialize the structure into an xml
    when i need the dat

    1)create an instance of the structure
    2)deseriaize the xml file that contains that strucure
    for more info search about XmlSerializer Class

    Here is some sample for a project of mine

    the structure that i need :
    public struct ServerConfig
    public String IP_Addres;
    public String Potr_number;
    public String MySqlHost;
    public String DatabaseName;
    public String MySqlUser_Name;
    public String MySqlPassword;

    the functions for saving and retriving the data

    void SaveSettings()
    ServerConfig settings;
    settings.IP_Addres = this.IPaddress;
    settings.Potr_number = this.portNumber;
    settings.MySqlHost = this.server;
    settings.DatabaseName = this.DB;
    settings.MySqlUser_Name = this.userid;
    settings.MySqlPassword = this.password;//DataBaseLib.HandleDataBase.EncryptPassword(this.password);
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer xs = new System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer(typeof(ServerConfig));
    System.IO.StreamWriter sw = new System.IO.StreamWriter("serverConfig.cfg");
    xs.Serialize(sw, settings);


    void LoadSettings()
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer xs = new System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer(typeof(ServerConfig));
    System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader("serverConfig.cfg");
    ServerConfig settings = (ServerConfig)xs.Deserialize(sr);
    this.IPaddress= settings.IP_Addres ;
    this.portNumber =settings.Potr_number ;
    this.server= settings.MySqlHost ;
    this.DB= settings.DatabaseName ;
    this.userid= settings.MySqlUser_Name ;
    this.password = settings.MySqlPassword;// DataBaseLib.HandleDataBase.DecriptPassword(settings.MySqlPassword);

    in my example i do not encrypt my password, my project is not ready, but when it be ready i will encrypt the password and then put it to the file

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