XmlDocument.DocumentElement XmlDocument.DocumentElement XmlDocument.DocumentElement XmlDocument.DocumentElement Property

Definition

Gets the root XmlElement for the document.

public:
 property System::Xml::XmlElement ^ DocumentElement { System::Xml::XmlElement ^ get(); };
public System.Xml.XmlElement DocumentElement { get; }
member this.DocumentElement : System.Xml.XmlElement
Public ReadOnly Property DocumentElement As XmlElement

Property Value

The XmlElement that represents the root of the XML document tree. If no root exists, null is returned.

Examples

The following example displays the root element of the XML document.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   
   //Create the XmlDocument.
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<?xml version='1.0' ?><book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>" );
   
   //Display the document element.
   Console::WriteLine( doc->DocumentElement->OuterXml );
}

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    //Create the XmlDocument.
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" +
                "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    //Display the document element.
    Console.WriteLine(doc.DocumentElement.OuterXml);
 }
}
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        'Create the XmlDocument.
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" & _
                    "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")
        
        'Display the document element.
        Console.WriteLine(doc.DocumentElement.OuterXml)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Output:

<book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>   

Applies to