This webpage has alot of source code and numerous examples of xml parsing. Maybe try this program (Maxthree downloads unless you clean your cache). I am assuming you are dealing with VB 6.0. I am sure they have newer programs dealing with xml also.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS