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XmlReader.Prefix Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the namespace prefix associated with the current node.

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

public abstract string Prefix { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract String get_Prefix ()

public abstract function get Prefix () : String

Property Value

The namespace prefix associated with the current node.

The following example displays the local name of each node, and, if they exist, the prefix and namespace URI.

XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("book2.xml");

// Parse the file.  If they exist, display the prefix and 
// namespace URI of each node.
while (reader.Read()) {
  if (reader.IsStartElement()) {
    if (reader.Prefix==String.Empty)
      Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.LocalName);
    else {
      Console.Write("<{0}:{1}>", reader.Prefix, reader.LocalName);
      Console.WriteLine(" The namespace URI is " + reader.NamespaceURI);
    }
  }
}       
reader.Close();

The example uses the file, book2.xml, as input.

<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
  <bk:genre>novel</bk:genre>
</book>

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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