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XmlAttribute.OwnerElement Property

Gets the XmlElement to which the attribute belongs.

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

public virtual XmlElement OwnerElement { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlElement
The XmlElement that the attribute belongs to or null if this attribute is not part of an XmlElement.

The following example creates an attribute and displays the OwnerElement of the attribute.


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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main(){

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    //Create an attribute.
    XmlAttribute attr;
    attr = doc.CreateAttribute("bk","genre","urn:samples");
    attr.Value = "novel";

    //Try to display the attribute's owner element.
    if (attr.OwnerElement==null)
      Console.WriteLine("The attribute has not been added to an element\r\n");
    else
      Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml);

    //Add the attribute to an element.
    doc.DocumentElement.SetAttributeNode(attr);

    //Display the attribute's owner element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the owner element...");
    Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml);

   }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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