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XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection Method

Creates an XmlCDataSection containing the specified data.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public virtual XmlCDataSection CreateCDataSection(
	string data
)

Parameters

data
Type: System.String

The content of the new XmlCDataSection.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlCDataSection
The new XmlCDataSection.

Although this method creates the new object in the context of the document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods.

According to the W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 recommendation (www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210), CDataSection nodes are allowed within Element nodes and in EntityReference nodes when the EntityReference node is not a child of an Attribute node.

The following example creates a CDATA node and adds it to the 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>");

    //Create a CData section.
    XmlCDataSection CData;
    CData = doc.CreateCDataSection("All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!");    

    //Add the new node to the document.
    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
    root.AppendChild(CData);  

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");        
    doc.Save(Console.Out);
  }
}
#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>");

    //Create a CData section.
    XmlCDataSection* CData;
    CData = doc->CreateCDataSection(S"All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!");    

    //Add the new node to the document.
    XmlElement* root = doc->DocumentElement;
    root->AppendChild(CData);  

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");        
    doc->Save(Console::Out);
}

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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