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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)

public override XmlDocument OwnerDocument { get; }

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.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

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

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Create a new element.
    XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("price");
    elem.InnerText="19.95";

    // Display the new 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 new element into the document.
    root.AppendChild(elem);

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

  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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