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XmlNode.FirstChild Property

Gets the first child of the node.

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

public virtual XmlNode FirstChild { get; }
/** @property */
public XmlNode get_FirstChild ()

public function get FirstChild () : XmlNode

Not applicable.

Property Value

The first child of the node. If there is no such node, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

The following example displays the title element.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "<price>19.95</price>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    Console.WriteLine("Display the title element...");
    Console.WriteLine(root.FirstChild.OuterXml);
  }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"
            + "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
            + "<price>19.95</price>"
            + "</book>");

        XmlNode root = doc.get_FirstChild();

        Console.WriteLine("Display the title element...");
        Console.WriteLine(root.get_FirstChild().get_OuterXml());
    } //main
} //Sample

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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