XslTransform.Transform XslTransform.Transform XslTransform.Transform XslTransform.Transform Method

Definition

Transforms the XML data using the loaded XSLT style sheet.

Overloads

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the input file and outputs the result to an output file.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String)

Transforms the XML data in the input file and outputs the result to an output file.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

public:
 System::Xml::XmlReader ^ Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public System.Xml.XmlReader Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> System.Xml.XmlReader
Public Function Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, resolver As XmlResolver) As XmlReader

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) method completes.

Returns

An XmlReader containing the results of the transformation.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation has been performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

Because XmlReader provides read-only output, the xsl:output element is ignored. See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

This method enables you to do an asynchronous transformation of the source document.

See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::TextWriter ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.TextWriter output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.TextWriter * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As TextWriter, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation is performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

The encoding attribute on an xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to a TextWriter. See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::Stream ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.Stream output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.Stream * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As Stream, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Examples

The following example loads a customer table into an XmlDataDocument and performs an XSLT transformation to pull the customer data into an HTML table. The example uses the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Northwind database.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.XPath;
using System.Xml.Xsl;


public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

     // Create a DataSet and load it with customer data.
     DataSet dsNorthwind = new DataSet();        
     String sConnect;
     sConnect="Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind";  
     SqlConnection nwconnect = new SqlConnection(sConnect);
     String sCommand = "Select * from Customers where Region='WA'";
     SqlDataAdapter myDataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sCommand, nwconnect);
     myDataAdapter.Fill(dsNorthwind,"Customers"); 

     // Load the DataSet into an XmlDataDocument.
     XmlDataDocument doc = new XmlDataDocument(dsNorthwind);   

     // Create the XslTransform object and load the stylesheet.
     XslTransform xsl = new XslTransform();     
     xsl.Load("customers.xsl");

     // Create an XPathNavigator to use in the transform.
     XPathNavigator nav = doc.CreateNavigator();

     // Create a FileStream object.
     FileStream fs = new FileStream("cust.html", FileMode.Create);
 
     // Transform the data.
     xsl.Transform(nav, null, fs, null);
	
  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.XPath
Imports System.Xml.Xsl

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

     ' Create a DataSet and load it with customer data.
     Dim dsNorthwind as DataSet = new DataSet()        
     Dim sConnect as String           
     sConnect="Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind"     
     Dim nwconnect as SqlConnection
     nwconnect = new SqlConnection(sConnect)
     Dim sCommand as String = "Select * from Customers where Region='WA'"
     Dim myDataAdapter as SqlDataAdapter
     myDataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sCommand, nwconnect)
     myDataAdapter.Fill(dsNorthwind,"Customers")

     ' Load the DataSet into an XmlDataDocument.
     Dim doc as XmlDataDocument = new XmlDataDocument(dsNorthwind)   

     ' Create the XslTransform object and load the stylesheet.
     Dim xsl as XslTransform = new XslTransform()     
     xsl.Load("customers.xsl")

     ' Create an XPathNavigator to use in the transform.
     Dim nav as XPathNavigator = doc.CreateNavigator()

     ' Create a FileStream object.
     Dim fs as FileStream = new FileStream("cust.html", FileMode.Create)
 
     ' Transform the data.
     xsl.Transform(nav, nothing, fs, nothing)
	
  end sub
end class

The example uses the customers.xsl file as input.

<!-- Stylesheet to sort customers by city-->
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">

  <xsl:template match="NewDataSet">
    <HTML>
      <BODY>
        <TABLE BORDER="2">
          <TR>
            <TD>Company Name</TD>
            <TD>Contact Name</TD>
            <TD>City</TD>
          </TR>
         <xsl:apply-templates select="Customers">
            <xsl:sort select="City"/>
         </xsl:apply-templates>
        </TABLE>
      </BODY>
    </HTML>
  </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="Customers">
    <TR>
      <TD><xsl:value-of select="CompanyName"/></TD>
      <TD><xsl:value-of select="ContactName"/></TD>
      <TD><xsl:value-of select="City"/></TD>
    </TR>
  </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation has been performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlWriter output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlWriter * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As XmlWriter, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

The XmlWriter to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Examples

The following example transforms an XML document into an HTML document. It displays the ISBN, title, and price for each book in a table.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Xml::Xsl;
using namespace System::Xml::XPath;

int main()
{
   String^ filename = "books.xml";
   String^ stylesheet = "output.xsl";

   //Load the stylesheet.
   XslTransform^ xslt = gcnew XslTransform;
   xslt->Load( stylesheet );

   //Load the file to transform.
   XPathDocument^ doc = gcnew XPathDocument( filename );

   //Create an XmlTextWriter which outputs to the console.
   XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( Console::Out );

   //Transform the file and send the output to the console.
   xslt->Transform(doc,nullptr,writer,nullptr);
   writer->Close();
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Xsl;
using System.Xml.XPath;

public class Sample
{
  private const String filename = "books.xml";
  private const String stylesheet = "output.xsl";

  public static void Main()
  {
    //Load the stylesheet.
    XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();
    xslt.Load(stylesheet);

    //Load the file to transform.
    XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument(filename);
             
    //Create an XmlTextWriter which outputs to the console.
    XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(Console.Out);

    //Transform the file and send the output to the console.
    xslt.Transform(doc, null, writer, null);
    writer.Close();

  }
}
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Xsl
Imports System.Xml.XPath

Public Class Sample
    Private Shared filename1 As String = "books.xml"
    Private Shared stylesheet1 As String = "output.xsl"
    
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        'Load the stylesheet.
        Dim xslt As New XslTransform()
        xslt.Load(stylesheet1)
        
        'Load the file to transform.
        Dim doc As New XPathDocument(filename1)
        
        'Create an XmlTextWriter which outputs to the console.
        Dim writer As New XmlTextWriter(Console.Out)
        
        'Transform the file and send the output to the console.
        xslt.Transform(doc, Nothing, writer, Nothing)
        writer.Close()
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

The sample uses the following two input files.

books.xml

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!-- This file represents a fragment of a book store inventory database -->
<bookstore>
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" 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" 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" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

output.xsl

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:template match="bookstore">
  <HTML>
    <BODY>
      <TABLE BORDER="2">
        <TR>
          <TD>ISBN</TD>
          <TD>Title</TD>
          <TD>Price</TD>
        </TR>
        <xsl:apply-templates select="book"/>
      </TABLE>
    </BODY>
  </HTML>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="book">
  <TR>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="@ISBN"/></TD>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="title"/></TD>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="price"/></TD>
  </TR>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlWriter (xsl:output is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out, null);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />  
  <template match="/">  
  Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::TextWriter ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.TextWriter output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.TextWriter * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As TextWriter, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter, XmlResolver) method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Examples

The following example transforms an XML file and outputs an HTML string. The StringReader and StringWriter classes are used to read and write the strings.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Xsl;
using System.Xml.XPath;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {
   
    // Create a string containing the XSLT stylesheet.
    String xsltString =
    @"<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform' version='1.0'>
        <xsl:template match='bookstore'>
           <HTML>
              <HEAD>
                 <TITLE>Book Titles</TITLE>
             </HEAD>
             <BODY>
                <xsl:apply-templates select='book'/>
             </BODY>
          </HTML>
        </xsl:template>
        <xsl:template match='book'>
          <P><xsl:value-of select='title'/></P>
        </xsl:template>
        </xsl:stylesheet>";

    // Create the XslTransform object.
    XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();

    // Load the stylesheet.
    StringReader rdr = new StringReader(xsltString);
    xslt.Load(new XPathDocument(rdr), null, null);

    // Transform the file and output an HTML string.
    string HTMLoutput;
    StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
    xslt.Transform(new XPathDocument("books.xml"), null, writer, null);
    HTMLoutput = writer.ToString();

  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Xsl
Imports System.Xml.XPath

public class Sample 

  public shared sub Main() 
   
    ' Create a string containing the XSLT stylesheet.
    Dim xsltString as String 
    xsltString = "<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform' version='1.0'>" & _
    "   <xsl:template match='bookstore'>" & _
    "      <HTML>" & _
    "         <HEAD>" & _
    "            <TITLE>Book Titles</TITLE>" & _
    "       </HEAD>" & _
    "        <BODY>" & _
    "           <xsl:apply-templates select='book'/>" & _
    "        </BODY>" & _
    "     </HTML>" & _
    "   </xsl:template>" & _
    "  <xsl:template match='book'>" & _
    "     <P><xsl:value-of select='title'/></P>" & _
    "   </xsl:template>" & _
    "   </xsl:stylesheet>"

    ' Create the XslTransform object.
    Dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()

    ' Load the stylesheet.
    Dim rdr as StringReader = new StringReader(xsltString)
    xslt.Load(new XPathDocument(rdr), nothing, nothing)

    ' Transform the file and output an HTML string.
    Dim HTMLoutput as string
    Dim writer as StringWriter = new StringWriter()
    xslt.Transform(new XPathDocument("books.xml"), nothing, writer, nothing)
    HTMLoutput = writer.ToString()

  end sub
end class

The example uses the books.xml file as input.

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!-- This file represents a fragment of a book store inventory database -->
<bookstore>
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" 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" 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" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet.

The encoding attribute on an xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to a TextWriter. See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out, null);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::Stream ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.Stream output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.Stream * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As Stream, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Examples

The following example performs a transformation within an ASP.NET page.

<%@ Import Namespace="System" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.IO" %>
<%@ import NameSpace="System.Web" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.XPath" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.Xsl" %>
<html>
   <script language="C#" runat="server">
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
         // Load the XML document to transform.
         XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument(Server.MapPath("books.xml"));

         // Load the stylesheet and perform the transform.
         XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();
         xslt.Load(Server.MapPath("output.xsl"));
         xslt.Transform(doc, null, Response.OutputStream, null);
        
      }
   </script>
</html>
<%@ Import Namespace="System" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.IO" %>
<%@ import NameSpace="System.Web" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.XPath" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.Xsl" %>
<html>
   <script language="VB" runat="server">
      sub Page_Load(sender as Object, e as EventArgs) 

         ' Load the XML document to transform.
         dim doc as XPathDocument = new XPathDocument(Server.MapPath("books.xml"))

         ' Load the stylesheet and perform the transform.
         dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()
         xslt.Load(Server.MapPath("output.xsl"))
         xslt.Transform(doc, nothing, Response.OutputStream, nothing)
        
      end sub
   </script>
</html>

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out, null);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlWriter output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlWriter -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As XmlWriter)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

The XmlWriter to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation is performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, that is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlWriter (xsl:output is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::TextWriter ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.TextWriter output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.TextWriter -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As TextWriter)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation is performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

The encoding attribute on an xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to a TextWriter. See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

See also

Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver) Transform(String, String, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the input file and outputs the result to an output file.

public:
 void Transform(System::String ^ inputfile, System::String ^ outputfile, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (string inputfile, string outputfile, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : string * string * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (inputfile As String, outputfile As String, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

inputfile
String String String String

The URL of the source document to be transformed.

outputfile
String String String String

The URL of the output file.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform method completes.

Examples

The following example performs an XSLT transformation and outputs to a file. An XmlUrlResolver with default credentials is used resolve an external resources. See DefaultCredentials for details.

// Create a resolver with default credentials.
XmlUrlResolver^ resolver = gcnew XmlUrlResolver;
resolver->Credentials = System::Net::CredentialCache::DefaultCredentials;

// Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform^ xslt = gcnew XslTransform;

// Load the stylesheet.
xslt->Load( "http://myServer/data/authors.xsl", resolver );

// Transform the file.
xslt->Transform( "books.xml", "books.html", resolver );

// Create a resolver with default credentials.
XmlUrlResolver resolver = new XmlUrlResolver();
resolver.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

// Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();

// Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("http://myServer/data/authors.xsl", resolver);

// Transform the file.
xslt.Transform("books.xml", "books.html", resolver);


' Create a resolver with default credentials.
Dim resolver as XmlUrlResolver = new XmlUrlResolver()
resolver.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

' Create the XslTransform object.
Dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()

' Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("http://myServer/data/authors.xsl", resolver)

' Transform the file. 
xslt.Transform("books.xml", "titles.xml", resolver)

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlWriter output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlWriter -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As XmlWriter)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

The XmlWriter to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlWriter (xsl:output is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />  
  <template match="/">  
  Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

public:
 System::Xml::XmlReader ^ Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public System.Xml.XmlReader Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> System.Xml.XmlReader
Public Function Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, resolver As XmlResolver) As XmlReader

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, XmlResolver) method completes.

Returns

An XmlReader containing the results of the transformation.

Examples

The following example transforms an XML document and outputs the results to an XmlReader. An XmlUrlResolver with the necessary credentials is used to process any XSLT document() functions.

// Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform^ xslt = gcnew XslTransform;

// Load the stylesheet.
xslt->Load( "titles.xsl" );

// Create a resolver and specify the necessary credentials.
XmlUrlResolver^ resolver = gcnew XmlUrlResolver;
System::Net::NetworkCredential^ myCred;
myCred = gcnew System::Net::NetworkCredential( UserName, SecurelyStoredPassword, Domain );
resolver->Credentials = myCred;

// Transform the file using the resolver. The resolver is used
// to process the XSLT document() function.
XPathDocument^ doc = gcnew XPathDocument( "books.xml" );
XmlReader^ reader = xslt->Transform( doc, nullptr, resolver );

// Load the reader into a new document for more processing.
XmlDocument^ xmldoc = gcnew XmlDocument;
xmldoc->Load( reader );
// Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();

// Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("titles.xsl");

// Create a resolver and specify the necessary credentials.
XmlUrlResolver resolver = new XmlUrlResolver();
System.Net.NetworkCredential myCred;
myCred  = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(UserName,SecurelyStoredPassword,Domain);  
resolver.Credentials = myCred;

// Transform the file using the resolver. The resolver is used
// to process the XSLT document() function.
XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument("books.xml");
XmlReader reader = xslt.Transform(doc, null, resolver);

// Load the reader into a new document for more processing.
XmlDocument xmldoc = new XmlDocument();
xmldoc.Load(reader);
' Create the XslTransform object.
Dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()

' Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("titles.xsl")

' Create a resolver and specify the necessary credentials.
Dim resolver as XmlUrlResolver = new XmlUrlResolver()
Dim myCred as System.Net.NetworkCredential 
myCred = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(UserName,SecurelyStoredPassword,Domain)
resolver.Credentials = myCred

' Transform thefile using the resolver. The resolver is used
' to process the XSLT document() function.
Dim doc as XPathDocument = new XPathDocument("books.xml")
Dim reader as XmlReader = xslt.Transform(doc, nothing, resolver)

' Load the reader into a new document for more processing.
Dim xmldoc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
xmldoc.Load(reader)

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlReader (the xsl:output element is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

This method enables you to do an asynchronous transformation of the source document.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment, and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out, null);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, TextWriter)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a TextWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::TextWriter ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.TextWriter output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.TextWriter -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As TextWriter)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet.

The encoding attribute on an xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to a TextWriter. See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment, and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList, Stream)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::Stream ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.Stream output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.Stream -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList, output As Stream)

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver)

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlWriter.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ output, System::Xml::XmlResolver ^ resolver);
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.Xml.XmlWriter output, System.Xml.XmlResolver resolver);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.Xml.XmlWriter * System.Xml.XmlResolver -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As XmlWriter, resolver As XmlResolver)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

The XmlWriter to which you want to output.

resolver
XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve the XSLT document() function. If this is null, the document() function is not resolved.

The XmlResolver is not cached after the Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, XmlWriter, XmlResolver) method completes.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Examples

The following example loads and edits an XML document before performing an XSLT transform.

XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
doc->Load( "books.xml" );

// Modify the XML file.
XmlElement^ root = doc->DocumentElement;
root->FirstChild->LastChild->InnerText = "12.95";

// Create an XPathNavigator to use for the transform.
XPathNavigator^ nav = root->CreateNavigator();

// Transform the file.
XslTransform^ xslt = gcnew XslTransform;
xslt->Load( "output.xsl" );
XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( "books.html", nullptr );
xslt->Transform( nav, nullptr, writer, nullptr);
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
doc.Load("books.xml");

// Modify the XML file.
XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
root.FirstChild.LastChild.InnerText = "12.95";

// Create an XPathNavigator to use for the transform.
XPathNavigator nav = root.CreateNavigator();

// Transform the file.
XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();
xslt.Load("output.xsl");
XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter("books.html", null);
xslt.Transform(nav, null, writer, null);
Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
doc.Load("books.xml")

' Modify the XML file.
Dim root as XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement
root.FirstChild.LastChild.InnerText = "12.95"

' Create an XPathNavigator to use for the transform.
Dim nav as XPathNavigator = root.CreateNavigator()

' Transform the file.
Dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()
xslt.Load("output.xsl")
Dim writer as XmlTextWriter = new XmlTextWriter("books.html", nothing)
xslt.Transform(nav,nothing, writer, nothing)

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation is performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, that is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlWriter (xsl:output is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

public:
 System::Xml::XmlReader ^ Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public System.Xml.XmlReader Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList -> System.Xml.XmlReader
Public Function Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList) As XmlReader

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

Returns

An XmlReader containing the results of the transformation.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation has been performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

Because XmlReader provides read-only output, the xsl:output element is ignored. See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

This method enables you to do an asynchronous transformation of the source document.

Note

This method is obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

See also

Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList) Transform(IXPathNavigable, XsltArgumentList)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the IXPathNavigable using the specified args and outputs the result to an XmlReader.

public:
 System::Xml::XmlReader ^ Transform(System::Xml::XPath::IXPathNavigable ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public System.Xml.XmlReader Transform (System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList -> System.Xml.XmlReader
Public Function Transform (input As IXPathNavigable, args As XsltArgumentList) As XmlReader

Parameters

input
IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

Returns

An XmlReader containing the results of the transformation.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The xsl:output element is not supported when outputting to an XmlReader (the xsl:output element is ignored). See Outputs from an XslTransform for more information.

This method enables you to do an asynchronous transformation of the source document.

Transformations apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if you pass in a node other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. To transform a node fragment, you must create an XmlDocument containing just the node fragment and pass that XmlDocument to the Transform method.

The following example performs a transformation on a node fragment.

XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();       
xslt.Load("print_root.xsl");  
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();  
doc.Load("library.xml");  
// Create a new document containing just the node fragment.  
XmlNode testNode = doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;   
XmlDocument tmpDoc = new XmlDocument();   
tmpDoc.LoadXml(testNode.OuterXml);  
// Pass the document containing the node fragment   
// to the Transform method.  
Console.WriteLine("Passing " + tmpDoc.OuterXml + " to print_root.xsl");  
xslt.Transform(tmpDoc, null, Console.Out);  

The example uses the library.xml and print_root.xsl files as input and outputs the following to the console.

Passing <book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> to print_root.xsl   
Root node is book.  

library.xml

<library>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>  
     <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>  
  </book>  
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-81920-21-2'>  
     <title>Hook</title>  
  </book>  
</library>  

print_root.xsl

<stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >  
  <output method="text" />   
  <template match="/">  
     Root node is  <value-of select="local-name(//*[position() = 1])" />   
  </template>  
</stylesheet>  
See also

Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String) Transform(String, String)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the input file and outputs the result to an output file.

public:
 void Transform(System::String ^ inputfile, System::String ^ outputfile);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (string inputfile, string outputfile);
member this.Transform : string * string -> unit
Public Sub Transform (inputfile As String, outputfile As String)

Parameters

inputfile
String String String String

The URL of the source document to be transformed.

outputfile
String String String String

The URL of the output file.

Examples

The following example transforms the books.xml file using the output.xsl style sheet and outputs the results to the books.html file.

// Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform^ xslt = gcnew XslTransform;

// Load the stylesheet.
xslt->Load( "output.xsl" );

// Transform the file.
xslt->Transform("books.xml","books.html");
//Create the XslTransform object.
XslTransform xslt = new XslTransform();

//Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("output.xsl");

//Transform the file.
xslt.Transform("books.xml", "books.html");
'Create the XslTransform object.
Dim xslt as XslTransform = new XslTransform()

'Load the stylesheet.
xslt.Load("output.xsl")

'Transform the file.
xslt.Transform("books.xml", "books.html")

The sample uses the following two input files:

books.xml

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!-- This file represents a fragment of a book store inventory database -->
<bookstore>
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" 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" 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" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

output.xsl

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:template match="bookstore">
  <HTML>
    <BODY>
      <TABLE BORDER="2">
        <TR>
          <TD>ISBN</TD>
          <TD>Title</TD>
          <TD>Price</TD>
        </TR>
        <xsl:apply-templates select="book"/>
      </TABLE>
    </BODY>
  </HTML>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="book">
  <TR>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="@ISBN"/></TD>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="title"/></TD>
    <TD><xsl:value-of select="price"/></TD>
  </TR>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

Note

This method is obsolete in version 1.1 of the .NET Framework. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

See also

Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream) Transform(XPathNavigator, XsltArgumentList, Stream)

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Transforms the XML data in the XPathNavigator using the specified args and outputs the result to a Stream.

public:
 void Transform(System::Xml::XPath::XPathNavigator ^ input, System::Xml::Xsl::XsltArgumentList ^ args, System::IO::Stream ^ output);
[System.Obsolete("You should pass XmlResolver to Transform() method")]
public void Transform (System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator input, System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList args, System.IO.Stream output);
member this.Transform : System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator * System.Xml.Xsl.XsltArgumentList * System.IO.Stream -> unit
Public Sub Transform (input As XPathNavigator, args As XsltArgumentList, output As Stream)

Parameters

input
XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator containing the data to be transformed.

args
XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList XsltArgumentList

An XsltArgumentList containing the namespace-qualified arguments used as input to the transformation.

output
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which you want to output.

Exceptions

There was an error processing the XSLT transformation.

Note: This is a change in behavior from earlier versions. An XsltException is thrown if you are using Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or earlier.

Remarks

Note

The XslTransform class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0. The XslCompiledTransform class is the new XSLT processor. For more information, see Using the XslCompiledTransform Class and Migrating From the XslTransform Class.

XslTransform supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must include the namespace declaration xmlns:xsl= http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform.

The args are matched with the xsl:param elements defined in the style sheet. The transformation selections apply to the document as a whole. In other words, if the current node is set on a node tree other than the document root node, this does not prevent the transformation process from accessing all nodes in the loaded document. After the transformation has been performed, the XPathNavigator remains in its original state. This means that the node, which is current before the transformation process, remains the current node after the Transform method has been called.

See Outputs from an XslTransform for specifics on which xsl:output attributes are supported.

Note

This method is now obsolete. The setting of the XmlResolver property determines how the XSLT document() function is resolved. The recommended practice is to use the Transform method which takes an XmlResolver object as one of its arguments.

See also

Applies to