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XsltMessageEncounteredEventArgs.Message Property

Gets the contents of the xsl:message element.

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

public abstract string Message { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The contents of the xsl:message element.

The following example uses the XsltMessageEncounteredEventArgs to display xsl:message content to the console. The sample writes the following message to the console: Message received: Author name is not in the correct format <author><name>Plato</name></author>.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Xsl;
using System.Xml.XPath;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    // Create the XslCompiledTransform object and load the style sheet.
    XslCompiledTransform xslt = new XslCompiledTransform();
    xslt.Load("message.xsl");

    XsltArgumentList argList = new XsltArgumentList();
    argList.XsltMessageEncountered += new XsltMessageEncounteredEventHandler(MessageCallBack);
	
    // Load the file to transform.
    XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument("books.xml");

    // Transform the file.
    xslt.Transform(doc, argList, XmlWriter.Create("output.xml"));

  }

  private static void MessageCallBack(object sender, XsltMessageEncounteredEventArgs e) {
    Console.WriteLine("Message received: {0}", e.Message);
  }

}

The example uses the following files as input:

books.xml

<bookstore>
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
    <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>
      <last-name>Franklin</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>8.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
    <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Herman</first-name>
      <last-name>Melville</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>11.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

message.xsl

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
  <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
     <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/>
     <xsl:copy-of select="."/>
  </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="*">
     <xsl:apply-templates select="//author"/>
  </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="author">
    <xsl:if test="not (last-name)">
       <xsl:message terminate="no">Author name is not in the correct format <xsl:copy-of select="."/>
       </xsl:message>
    </xsl:if>
  </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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