XmlNode.InnerText XmlNode.InnerText XmlNode.InnerText XmlNode.InnerText Property

Definition

Gets or sets the concatenated values of the node and all its child nodes.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ InnerText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public virtual string InnerText { get; set; }
member this.InnerText : string with get, set
Public Overridable Property InnerText As String

Property Value

The concatenated values of the node and all its child nodes.

Examples

The following example compares the InnerText and InnerXml properties.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<root>"
   "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>"
   "</root>" );
   XmlNode^ elem = doc->DocumentElement->FirstChild;
   
   // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the InnerText of the element..." );
   Console::WriteLine( elem->InnerText );
   
   // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the InnerXml of the element..." );
   Console::WriteLine( elem->InnerXml );
   
   // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
   // The markup is escaped.
   elem->InnerText = "Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped.";
   Console::WriteLine( elem->OuterXml );
   
   // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
   // The markup is not escaped.
   elem->InnerXml = "Text containing <markup/>.";
   Console::WriteLine( elem->OuterXml );
}

using System;
using System.Xml;
public class Test {

  public static void Main() {
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<root>"+
                "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>" +
                "</root>");

    XmlNode elem = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;

    // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerText of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine( elem.InnerText );

    // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine(elem.InnerXml);

    // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is escaped.
    elem.InnerText = "Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );

    // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is not escaped.
    elem.InnerXml = "Text containing <markup/>.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );
  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Xml

public class Test

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<root>"& _
                "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>" & _
                "</root>")

    Dim elem as XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild

    ' Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerText of the element...")
    Console.WriteLine( elem.InnerText )

    ' InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml of the element...")
    Console.WriteLine(elem.InnerXml)

    ' Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
    ' The markup is escaped.
    elem.InnerText = "Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped."
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml )

    ' Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
    ' The markup is not escaped.
    elem.InnerXml = "Text containing <markup/>."
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml )
    
  end sub
end class

Output:

Display the InnerText of the element...  
some textmore text  
Display the InnerXml of the element...  
some text<child />more text  
<elem>Text containing &lt;markup/&gt; will have char(&lt;) and char(&gt;) escape  
d.</elem>  
<elem>Text containing <markup />.</elem>  

Remarks

Setting this property replaces all the child nodes with the parsed contents of the given string.

For leaf nodes, InnerText returns the same content as the Value property.

This property is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

Applies to