XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection(String) XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection(String) XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection(String) XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection(String) Method

Definition

Creates an XmlCDataSection containing the specified data.

public:
 virtual System::Xml::XmlCDataSection ^ CreateCDataSection(System::String ^ data);
public virtual System.Xml.XmlCDataSection CreateCDataSection (string data);
abstract member CreateCDataSection : string -> System.Xml.XmlCDataSection
override this.CreateCDataSection : string -> System.Xml.XmlCDataSection
Public Overridable Function CreateCDataSection (data As String) As XmlCDataSection
Parameters
data
String String String String

The content of the new XmlCDataSection.

Returns

Examples

The following example creates a CDATA node and adds it to the document.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>" );
   
   //Create a CData section.
   XmlCDataSection^ CData;
   CData = doc->CreateCDataSection( "All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!" );
   
   //Add the new node to the document.
   XmlElement^ root = doc->DocumentElement;
   root->AppendChild( CData );
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the modified XML..." );
   doc->Save( Console::Out );
}

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    //Create a CData section.
    XmlCDataSection CData;
    CData = doc.CreateCDataSection("All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!");    

    //Add the new node to the document.
    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
    root.AppendChild(CData);  
        
    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");        
    doc.Save(Console.Out);
  }
}
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"  & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"  & _
                    "</book>")
        
        'Create a CData section.
        Dim CData As XmlCDataSection
        CData = doc.CreateCDataSection("All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!")
        
        'Add the new node to the document.
        Dim root As XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement
        root.AppendChild(CData)
        
        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
        doc.Save(Console.Out)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Remarks

Although this method creates the new object in the context of the document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods.

According to the W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 recommendation (www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210), CDataSection nodes are allowed within Element nodes and in EntityReference nodes when the EntityReference node is not a child of an Attribute node.

Applies to