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XmlDocument.CreateProcessingInstruction Method

Creates an XmlProcessingInstruction with the specified name and data.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public virtual XmlProcessingInstruction CreateProcessingInstruction(
	string target,
	string data
)

Parameters

target
Type: System.String

The name of the processing instruction.

data
Type: System.String

The data for the processing instruction.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlProcessingInstruction
The new XmlProcessingInstruction.

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), ProcessingInstruction nodes are only allowed within Document, Element, and EntityReference nodes, when the EntityReference node is not a child of an Attribute node.

The following example creates a ProcessingInstruction 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();

    // Create a procesing instruction.
    XmlProcessingInstruction newPI;
    String PItext = "type='text/xsl' href='book.xsl'";
    newPI = doc.CreateProcessingInstruction("xml-stylesheet", PItext);

    // Display the target and data information.
    Console.WriteLine("<?{0} {1}?>", newPI.Target, newPI.Data);

    // Add the processing instruction node to the document.
    doc.AppendChild(newPI);

  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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