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XmlNode.GetPrefixOfNamespace Method

Looks up the closest xmlns declaration for the given namespace URI that is in scope for the current node and returns the prefix defined in that declaration.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public virtual string GetPrefixOfNamespace(
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

namespaceURI
Type: System.String

The namespace URI whose prefix you want to find.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The prefix for the specified namespace URI.

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

The following example adds a new element to the XML document.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    //Create a new node. 
    string prefix = root.GetPrefixOfNamespace("urn:samples");
    XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement(prefix, "style", "urn:samples");
    elem.InnerText = "hardcover";

    //Add the node to the document.
    root.AppendChild(elem);

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    doc.Save(Console.Out);

  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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