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XmlElement.OwnerDocument Property

Gets the XmlDocument to which this node belongs.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property OwnerDocument As XmlDocument

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlDocument
The XmlDocument to which this element belongs.

When adding nodes to the current node, use the XmlDocument returned by the OwnerDocument property to create the node.

The following example inserts a new element into an XML document.


Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                "</book>")      

    Dim root as XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement

    ' Create a new element.
    Dim elem as XmlElement = doc.CreateElement("price")
    elem.InnerText="19.95"

    ' Display the element's owner document. Note
    ' that although the element has not been inserted
    ' into the document, it still has an owner document.
    Console.WriteLine(elem.OwnerDocument.OuterXml)

    'Add the element into the document.
    root.AppendChild(elem)

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
    Console.WriteLine(doc.InnerXml)

  end sub
end class


.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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