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XElement.GetDefaultNamespace Method

Gets the default XNamespace of this XElement.

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

member GetDefaultNamespace : unit -> XNamespace

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XNamespace
An XNamespace that contains the default namespace of this XElement.

Namespace declarations may be persisted as attributes in the XML tree. These special attributes declare namespaces, including default namespaces. This method finds the namespace declaration that declares the default namespace, if there is one, and returns the XNamespace for the default namespace.

If there is no attribute that declares the default namespace, then this method returns XNamespace.None.

When creating XML trees using C#, even if an XML tree would be serialized with a default namespace, if the namespace is not persisted in the XML tree as an attribute, this method will not report the namespace as the default namespace.

When creating XML trees using Visual Basic and XML literals, if you create the XML in a default namespace using the Imports statement, then a namespace attribute will be created in the tree by the Visual Basic compiler, and this method will report that namespace.

The following example creates an XML tree that has a default namespace. It then uses this method to retrieve the default namespace.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

Default namespace: http://www.adventure-works.com

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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