XmlReader.LookupNamespace Method

When overridden in a derived class, resolves a namespace prefix in the current element's scope.

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

public abstract string LookupNamespace(
	string prefix
)

Parameters

prefix
Type: System.String

The prefix whose namespace URI you want to resolve. To match the default namespace, pass an empty string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The namespace URI to which the prefix maps or null if no matching prefix is found.

In the following XML string, if the reader is positioned on the href attribute, the prefix a is resolved by calling reader.LookupNamespace("a"). The returned string is urn:456.

<root xmlns:a="urn:456">
  <item>
  <ref href="a:b"/>
  </item>
 </root>

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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