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XmlNode.OuterXml Property

Gets the markup representing this node and all its child nodes.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property OuterXml As String
[C#]
public virtual string OuterXml {get;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual String* get_OuterXml();
[JScript]
public function get OuterXml() : String;

Property Value

The markup containing this node and all its child nodes.

Note    OuterXml does not return default attributes.

Remarks

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

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example compares output from the InnerXml and OuterXml properties.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")
        
        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement
        
        ' OuterXml includes the markup of current node.
        Console.WriteLine("Display the OuterXml property...")
        Console.WriteLine(root.OuterXml)
        
        ' InnerXml does not include the markup of the current node.
        ' As a result, the attributes are not displayed.
        Console.WriteLine()
        Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml property...")
        Console.WriteLine(root.InnerXml)
        
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // OuterXml includes the markup of current node.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the OuterXml property...");
    Console.WriteLine(root.OuterXml);
            
    // InnerXml does not include the markup of the current node.
    // As a result, the attributes are not displayed.
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml property...");
    Console.WriteLine(root.InnerXml);
           
  }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
                 S"</book>");

    XmlNode* root = doc->DocumentElement;

    // OuterXml includes the markup of current node.
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the OuterXml property...");
    Console::WriteLine(root->OuterXml);
            
    // InnerXml does not include the markup of the current node.
    // As a result, the attributes are not displayed.
    Console::WriteLine();
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the InnerXml property...");
    Console::WriteLine(root->InnerXml);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlNode Class | XmlNode Members | System.Xml Namespace

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