IXMLDOMElement (Windows CE 5.0)

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Represents the element object.


The following table shows the methods for IXMLDOMElement.

Method Description
appendChild Appends newChild as the last child of this node.
cloneNode Creates a new node that is an exact clone of this node.
getAttribute Gets the value of the named attribute.
getAttributeNode Gets the named attribute node.
getElementsByTagName Returns a list of all descendant elements that match the supplied name.
hasChildNodes Returns True if this node has children.
insertBefore Inserts a child node to the left of the specified node or at the end of the list.
normalize Normalizes all descendant elements; combines two or more adjacent text nodes into one unified text node.
removeAttribute Removes or replaces the named attribute.
removeAttributeNode Removes the specified attribute from this element.
removeChild Removes the specified child node from the list of children and returns it.
replaceChild Replaces the specified old child node with the supplied new child node in the set of children of this node, and returns the old child node.
selectNodes* Applies the specified pattern-matching operation to this node's context and returns the list of matching nodes.
selectSingleNode* Applies the specified pattern-matching operation to this node's context and returns the first matching node.
setAttribute Sets the value of the named attribute.
setAttributeNode Adds or changes the supplied attribute node on this element.
transformNode* Processes this node and its children using the supplied Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) style sheet and returns the resulting transformation.
transformNodeToObject* Processes this node and its children using the supplied XSLT style sheet and returns the resulting transformation in the supplied object.

* denotes an extension to the W3C DOM.


The following table shows the properties for IXMLDOMElement.

Property Description
attributes Contains the list of attributes for this node. Read-only.
baseName* Returns the base name for the name qualified with the namespace. Read-only.
childNodes Contains a node list containing the children (for nodes that can have children). Read-only.
dataType* Specifies the data type for this node. Read/write.
definition* Returns the definition of the node in the document type definition (DTD) or schema.
firstChild Contains the first child of this node. Read-only.
lastChild Returns the last child node. Read-only.
namespaceURI* Returns the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the namespace. Read-only.
nextSibling Contains the next sibling of this node in the parent's child list. Read-only.
nodeName Contains the qualified name of the element, attribute, or entity reference, or a fixed string for other node types. Read-only.
nodeType Specifies the XML Document Object Model (DOM) node type, which determines valid values and whether the node can have child nodes. Read-only.
nodeTypeString* Returns the node type in string form. Read-only.
nodeValue Contains the text associated with the node. Read/write.
ownerDocument Returns the root of the document that contains this node. Read-only.
parentNode Contains the parent node (for nodes that can have parents). Read-only.
parsed* Contains True if this node and all descendants have been parsed and instantiated; False if any nodes remain to be parsed. Read-only.
prefix* Returns the namespace prefix. Read-only.
previousSibling Contains the left sibling of this node. Read-only.
specified* Indicates whether the node (usually an attribute) is explicitly specified or derived from a default value in the DTD or schema. Read-only.
tagName Contains the element name (the name that appears within the tag). Read-only.
text* Contains the text content of the node and its subtrees. Read/write.
xml* Contains the XML representation of the node and all its descendants. Read-only.

* denotes an extension to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) DOM.




Element nodes are among the most common objects in the XML document tree. Element nodes can have attributes associated with them. By definition, attributes are not defined as child nodes of an element and are not considered to be part of the document tree. Accordingly, the IXMLDOMElement object provides methods to make it easier to manage attributes, including methods to associate an attribute with an element and to retrieve an attribute object and the attribute value by name.

To retrieve the set of all attributes associated with an element, you can also call the getAttribute method, which returns an IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap collection object that contains all the element's attributes.

This interface inherits all of the methods, properties, and events of IXMLDOMNode.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Msxml2.h, Msxml2.idl.

Setting Version-independent Version-dependent
ProgID Msxml2.DOMDocument Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0

See Also

IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap | IXMLDOMText | IXMLDOMNode | getAttribute Method

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