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XmlElement.InnerXml Property

Gets or sets the markup representing just the children of this node.

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

public override string InnerXml { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The markup of the children of this node.

ExceptionCondition
XmlException

The XML specified when setting this property is not well-formed.

Setting this property replaces the children of the node with the parsed contents of the given string. The parsing is done in the current namespace context.

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 );
  }
}

.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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