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XmlNodeType Enumeration

Specifies the type of node.

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

public enum XmlNodeType
public enum XmlNodeType
public enum XmlNodeType

 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkAttributeAn attribute (for example, id='123' ). 

An Attribute node can have the following child node types: Text and EntityReference. The Attribute node does not appear as the child node of any other node type. It is not considered a child node of an Element.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkCDATAA CDATA section (for example, <![CDATA[my escaped text]]> ). 

CDATA sections are used to escape blocks of text that would otherwise be recognized as markup. A CDATA node cannot have any child nodes. It can appear as the child of the DocumentFragment, EntityReference, and Element nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkCommentA comment (for example, <!-- my comment --> ). 

A Comment node cannot have any child nodes. It can appear as the child of the Document, DocumentFragment, Element, and EntityReference nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkDocumentA document object that, as the root of the document tree, provides access to the entire XML document. 

A Document node can have the following child node types: XmlDeclaration, Element (maximum of one), ProcessingInstruction, Comment, and DocumentType. It cannot appear as the child of any node types.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkDocumentFragmentA document fragment. 

The DocumentFragment node associates a node or subtree with a document without actually being contained within the document. A DocumentFragment node can have the following child node types: Element, ProcessingInstruction, Comment, Text, CDATA, and EntityReference. It cannot appear as the child of any node types.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkDocumentTypeThe document type declaration, indicated by the following tag (for example, <!DOCTYPE...> ). 

A DocumentType node can have the following child node types: Notation and Entity. It can appear as the child of the Document node.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkElementAn element (for example, <item> ). 

An Element node can have the following child node types: Element, Text, Comment, ProcessingInstruction, CDATA, and EntityReference. It can be the child of the Document, DocumentFragment, EntityReference, and Element nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkEndElementAn end element tag (for example, </item> ). 

EndElement nodes are returned when XmlReader gets to the end of an element.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkEndEntityReturned when XmlReader gets to the end of the entity replacement as a result of a call to ResolveEntity
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkEntityAn entity declaration (for example, <!ENTITY...> ). 

An Entity node can have child nodes that represent the expanded entity (for example, Text and EntityReference nodes). It can appear as the child of the DocumentType node.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkEntityReferenceA reference to an entity (for example, &num; ). 

An EntityReference node can have the following child node types: Element, ProcessingInstruction, Comment, Text, CDATA, and EntityReference. It can appear as the child of the Attribute, DocumentFragment, Element, and EntityReference nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNoneThis is returned by the XmlReader if a Read method has not been called. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNotationA notation in the document type declaration (for example, <!NOTATION...> ). 

A Notation node cannot have any child nodes. It can appear as the child of the DocumentType node.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkProcessingInstructionA processing instruction (for example, <?pi test?> ). 

A ProcessingInstruction node cannot have any child nodes. It can appear as the child of the Document, DocumentFragment, Element, and EntityReference nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSignificantWhitespaceWhite space between markup in a mixed content model or white space within the xml:space="preserve" scope. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkTextThe text content of a node. 

A Text node cannot have any child nodes. It can appear as the child node of the Attribute, DocumentFragment, Element, and EntityReference nodes.

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkWhitespaceWhite space between markup. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkXmlDeclarationThe XML declaration (for example, <?xml version='1.0'?> ). 

The XmlDeclaration node must be the first node in the document. It cannot have children. It is a child of the Document node. It can have attributes that provide version and encoding information.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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