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XmlDocument.CreateElement Method (String, String)

Creates an XmlElement with the qualified name and NamespaceURI.

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

public XmlElement CreateElement(
	string qualifiedName,
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

qualifiedName
Type: System.String
The qualified name of the element. If the name contains a colon then the Prefix property will reflect the part of the name preceding the colon and the LocalName property will reflect the part of the name after the colon. The qualified name cannot include a prefix of'xmlns'.
namespaceURI
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlElement
The new XmlElement.

The following C# code

 XmlElement elem;
 elem=doc.CreateElement("xy:item", "urn:abc");

results in an element that is equivalent to the following XML text.

<xy:item
       xmlns:xy="urn:abc"/>

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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