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Document.SelectSingleNode Method

Returns a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.XMLNode object that represents the first node in the document that matches the XPath parameter.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word
Assemblies:   Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v4.0.Utilities (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v4.0.Utilities.dll)
  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.dll)

XMLNode SelectSingleNode(
	string XPath,
	string PrefixMapping,
	bool FastSearchSkippingTextNodes
)

Parameters

XPath
Type: System.String

A valid XPath string. For more information about XPath, see XPath Reference.

PrefixMapping
Type: System.String

Provides the prefix in the schema against which to perform the search. Use the PrefixMapping parameter if your XPath parameter uses names to search for elements.

FastSearchSkippingTextNodes
Type: System.Boolean

true skips all text nodes while searching for the specified node. false includes text nodes in the search. Default value is false.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.XMLNode
A Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.XMLNode object that represents the first node that matches the XPath parameter in the document; null if no nodes matching the XPath parameter are found.

Setting the FastSearchSkippingTextNodes parameter to true diminishes performance because Microsoft Office Word searches all nodes in a document against the text contained in the node.

Optional Parameters

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.

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