Casey [..] > Dim xmlResponse As XmlText = stIn then it throws this error: > > Value of type 'String' cannot be converted to 'System.Xml.XmlText'. > > Understandable. So, I'm just wondering how I convert a string > to xml so I can then parse it out with XMLDocument. When I used the search term "System.Xml.XmlText" in Google (<http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=System.Xml.XmlText&btnG=Google+ Search&meta=>), the first result was the following: <http://www.topxml.com/system_xml/system_xml_xmltext.asp> This article suggested that you would use the following technique. xmlResponse = objDocument.CreateTextNode(stIn) [..] Google can be a pretty good resource for basic questions such as this, and will yield potential solutions faster than theList. It's also worth factoring time into your schedule for learning new technologies. I personally try to spend at least 1 hour each weekday dedicated to learning new stuff. If you learn the basics, you'll find it a lot easier to pick up the more complex stuff. Also, the MSDN documentation is freely available for all .NET related technologies. It will help you out if you take a little time to familiarise yourself with this resource. Cheers! -- Chris Marsh Software Developer t: +44 20 8246 4804 x828 f: +44 20 8246 4808 e: chris at globet.com w: http://www.globet.com/ Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.