XmlTextReader.BaseURI XmlTextReader.BaseURI XmlTextReader.BaseURI XmlTextReader.BaseURI Property


Gets the base URI of the current node.

 virtual property System::String ^ BaseURI { System::String ^ get(); };
public override string BaseURI { get; }
member this.BaseURI : string
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property BaseURI As String

Property Value

The base URI of the current node.


The following example displays the base URI for each of the nodes.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
   XmlTextReader^ reader = nullptr;
      //Load the reader with the XML file.
      reader = gcnew XmlTextReader( "http://localhost/baseuri.xml" );
      //Parse the file and display the base URI for each node.
      while ( reader->Read() )
         Console::WriteLine( "({0}) {1}", reader->NodeType, reader->BaseURI );
      if ( reader != nullptr )


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

public class Sample
  public static void Main()
    XmlTextReader reader = null;

        //Load the reader with the XML file.
        reader = new XmlTextReader("http://localhost/baseuri.xml");

        //Parse the file and display the base URI for each node.
        while (reader.Read())
            Console.WriteLine("({0}) {1}", reader.NodeType, reader.BaseURI);

       if (reader!=null)
} // End class
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim reader As XmlTextReader = Nothing
         'Load the reader with the XML file.
         reader = New XmlTextReader("http://localhost/baseuri.xml")
         'Parse the file and display the base URI for each node.
         While reader.Read()
            Console.WriteLine("({0}) {1}", reader.NodeType, reader.BaseURI)
         End While
         If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
         End If
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main ' End class
End Class 'Sample 

The example uses the file, baseuri.xml, as input.

<!-- XML fragment -->
<book genre="novel">
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>



Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

A networked XML document is comprised of chunks of data aggregated using various W3C standard inclusion mechanisms and therefore contains nodes that come from different places. DTD entities are an example of this, but this is not limited to DTDs. The base URI tells you where these nodes came from. If there is no base URI for the nodes being returned (for example, they were parsed from an in-memory string), String.Empty is returned.

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