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XmlDocument.CreateDocumentFragment Method

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

public virtual XmlDocumentFragment CreateDocumentFragment()

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlDocumentFragment
The new XmlDocumentFragment.

DocumentFragment nodes cannot be inserted into a document. However, you can insert children of the DocumentFragment node into a document.

The following example adds new nodes to an XML document.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    //Create the XmlDocument.
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<items/>");

    //Create a document fragment.
    XmlDocumentFragment docFrag = doc.CreateDocumentFragment();

    //Set the contents of the document fragment.
    docFrag.InnerXml ="<item>widget</item>";

   //Add the children of the document fragment to the 
   //original document.
   doc.DocumentElement.AppendChild(docFrag);

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

  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    //Create the XmlDocument.
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<items/>");

    //Create a document fragment.
    XmlDocumentFragment* docFrag = doc->CreateDocumentFragment();

    //Set the contents of the document fragment.
    docFrag->InnerXml =S"<item>widget</item>";

   //Add the children of the document fragment to the
   //original document.
   doc->DocumentElement->AppendChild(docFrag);

   Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");
   Console::WriteLine(doc->OuterXml);
}

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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