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XmlValidatingReader.Prefix Property

Gets the namespace prefix associated with the current node.

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

public override string Prefix { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The namespace prefix associated with the current node.

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

The following example reads an XML fragment.

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

public class Sample
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        XmlTextReader reader = null;

        try
        {
            //Create the XML fragment to be parsed. 
            string xmlFrag = "<book> " +
                            "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                            "<bk:genre>novel</bk:genre>" +
                            "</book>";

            //Create the XmlNamespaceManager that is used to 
            //look up namespace information.
            NameTable nt = new NameTable();
            XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(nt);
            nsmgr.AddNamespace("bk", "urn:sample");

            //Create the XmlParserContext.
            XmlParserContext context = new XmlParserContext(null, nsmgr, null, XmlSpace.None);

            //Implement the reader. 
            reader = new XmlTextReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context);

            //Parse the XML fragment.  If they exist, display the    
            //prefix and namespace URI of each element. 
            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);
                    }
                }
            }


        }

        finally
        {
            if (reader != null)
                reader.Close();
        }
    }
} // End class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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