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XmlDocument.DocumentElement Property

Gets the root XmlElement for the document.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property DocumentElement As XmlElement

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlElement
The XmlElement that represents the root of the XML document tree. If no root exists, Nothing is returned.

The following example displays the root element of the XML document.

Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        'Create the XmlDocument. 
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" & _
                    "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")

        'Display the document element.
        Console.WriteLine(doc.DocumentElement.OuterXml)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Output:

<book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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