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XmlElement.InnerText Property

Gets or sets the concatenated values of the node and all its children.

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

public override string InnerText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The concatenated values of the node and all its children.

Setting this property replaces all the children with the parsed contents of the given string.

This property is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example compares the InnerText and InnerXml properties.

using System;
using System.Xml;
public class Test {

  public static void Main() {
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<root>"+
                "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>" +
                "</root>");

    XmlElement elem = (XmlElement)doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;

    // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerText of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine( elem.InnerText );

    // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine(elem.InnerXml);

    // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.   
    // The markup is escaped.
    elem.InnerText = "Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );

    // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.   
    // The markup is not escaped.
    elem.InnerXml = "Text containing <markup/>.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );
  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<root><elem>some text<child/>more text</elem></root>");

    XmlElement* elem = dynamic_cast<XmlElement*>(doc->DocumentElement->FirstChild);

    // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the InnerText of the element...");
    Console::WriteLine(elem->InnerText);

    // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the InnerXml of the element...");
    Console::WriteLine(elem->InnerXml);

    // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is escaped.
    elem->InnerText = S"Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped.";
    Console::WriteLine(elem->OuterXml);

    // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is not escaped.
    elem->InnerXml = S"Text containing <markup/>.";
    Console::WriteLine(elem->OuterXml);
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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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