Simple way to get the DOM element by id using HtmlAgilityPack

The is a XMLDocument (serious I bet this is what they are using) wrapper in called HtmlAgilityPack.

Somehow there is not easy to get the document even on how to use GetElementbyId method. The code below shows how to use GetElementbyId and get the XPath for that node.


protectedvoid Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


  var output = new System.Text.StringBuilder();


  // Get the URL specified

  var webGet = newHtmlWeb();

  var document = webGet.Load(http://localhost:57180/HtmlAgilityPackDemo/dom.html”);


  HtmlNode navNode = document.GetElementbyId(“item1”);


  string strXPath = navNode.XPath;







You can also download a single solution from The sample file name is HtmlAgilityPackDemoNew.rar My MSN ID is


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One Response to Simple way to get the DOM element by id using HtmlAgilityPack

  1. Amy Adams says:

    Can’t seem to download the file.

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