XPathNavigator.SetValue(String) Method

Definition

Sets the value of the current node.

public:
 virtual void SetValue(System::String ^ value);
public virtual void SetValue (string value);
abstract member SetValue : string -> unit
override this.SetValue : string -> unit
Public Overridable Sub SetValue (value As String)

Parameters

value
String

The new value of the node.

Exceptions

The value parameter is null.

The XPathNavigator is positioned on the root node, a namespace node, or the specified value is invalid.

The XPathNavigator does not support editing.

Examples

In the following example, the SetValue method is used to update all price elements in the contosoBooks.xml file using the XmlNamespaceManager object to resolve namespace prefixes in the XPath expression.

XmlDocument^ document = gcnew XmlDocument();
document->Load("contosoBooks.xml");
XPathNavigator^ navigator = document->CreateNavigator();

XmlNamespaceManager^ manager = gcnew XmlNamespaceManager(navigator->NameTable);
manager->AddNamespace("bk", "http://www.contoso.com/books");

for each (XPathNavigator^ nav in navigator->Select("//bk:price", manager))
{
    if(nav->Value == "11.99")
    {
        nav->SetValue("12.99");
    }
}

Console::WriteLine(navigator->OuterXml);
XmlDocument document = new XmlDocument();
document.Load("contosoBooks.xml");
XPathNavigator navigator = document.CreateNavigator();

XmlNamespaceManager manager = new XmlNamespaceManager(navigator.NameTable);
manager.AddNamespace("bk", "http://www.contoso.com/books");

foreach (XPathNavigator nav in navigator.Select("//bk:price", manager))
{
    if (nav.Value == "11.99")
    {
        nav.SetValue("12.99");
    }
}

Console.WriteLine(navigator.OuterXml);
Dim document As XmlDocument = New XmlDocument()
document.Load("contosoBooks.xml")
Dim navigator As XPathNavigator = document.CreateNavigator()

Dim manager As XmlNamespaceManager = New XmlNamespaceManager(navigator.NameTable)
manager.AddNamespace("bk", "http://www.contoso.com/books")

For Each nav As XPathNavigator In navigator.Select("//bk:price", manager)
    If nav.Value = "11.99" Then
        nav.SetValue("12.99")
    End If
Next

Console.WriteLine(navigator.OuterXml)

The example takes the contosoBooks.xml file as an input.

  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>  
<bookstore xmlns="http://www.contoso.com/books">  
    <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981-03-22" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">  
        <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>  
        <author>  
            <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>  
            <last-name>Franklin</last-name>  
        </author>  
        <price>8.99</price>  
    </book>  
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">  
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>  
        <author>  
            <first-name>Herman</first-name>  
            <last-name>Melville</last-name>  
        </author>  
        <price>11.99</price>  
    </book>  
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">  
        <title>The Gorgias</title>  
        <author>  
            <name>Plato</name>  
        </author>  
        <price>9.99</price>  
    </book>  
</bookstore>  
  

Remarks

  • If the XPathNavigator is positioned on an element node with complex content (child elements), calling the SetValue method replaces the child elements with a text node containing the new string value.

  • The SetValue method cannot update the root node or namespace nodes.

Applies to