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createEntityReference Method

Creates a new EntityReference object.

var objXMLDOMEntityReference = oXMLDOMDocument.createEntityReference(name);

Parameters

name

A string specifying the name of the entity referenced. This name is subsequently available as the new object's nodeName property.

Return Value

An object. Returns the new IXMLDOMEntityReference object.

Example

The following script example creates a new IXMLDOMEntityReference object and appends it to an IXMLDOMNode object.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0");
var root;
var MyEntity;
xmlDoc.async = false;
xmlDoc.loadXML("<root><child/></root>");
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   root = xmlDoc.documentElement;
   MyEntity = xmlDoc.createEntityReference("newRef");
   root.childNodes.item(0).appendChild(MyEntity);
   WScript.Echo(root.xml);
}

Output

<root><child>&newRef;</child></root>

HRESULT createEntityReference(
    BSTR name,
    IXMLDOMEntityReference **entityRef);

Parameters

name[in]

The name of the entity referenced. This name is subsequently available as the new object's nodeName property.

entityRef[out, retval]

The address of the new IXMLDOMEntityReference object.

C/C++ Return Values

S_OK

The value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if the entityRef parameter is Null.

E_FAIL

The value returned if an error occurs.

Creating an entity reference with this method is the same as using createNode where the type parameter value is NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE and no namespace is specified. You cannot specify a namespace within the name parameter.

Although this method creates the new object in the context of this document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. In other words, although the ownerDocument property of the new node points to this document object, the parentNode property is set to Null. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods, insertBefore method, replaceChild method, or appendChild method.

The nodeType property has the value NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE.

Implemented in: MSXML 3.0 and MSXML 6.0

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