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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);

  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<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(S"price");
    elem->InnerText=S"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(S"Display the modified XML...");
    Console::WriteLine(doc->InnerXml);
}

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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