XmlDocumentType.Entities Property

Gets the collection of XmlEntity nodes declared in the document type declaration.

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

public XmlNamedNodeMap Entities { get; }
/** @property */
public XmlNamedNodeMap get_Entities ()

public function get Entities () : XmlNamedNodeMap

Property Value

An XmlNamedNodeMap containing the XmlEntity nodes. The returned XmlNamedNodeMap is read-only.

The order in which the entities are returned is not based on the order in which these items may appear in the document. The order is also not guaranteed to be the same between similar documents, or between different implementations or versions of the class.

The following example displays information about the entities declared in the XML document.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
public class Sample
  private const String filename = "doment.xml";
  public static void Main()
     XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
     Console.WriteLine("Display information on all entities...");     
     XmlNamedNodeMap nMap = doc.DocumentType.Entities;
  public static void DisplayEntities(XmlNamedNodeMap nMap)
     for (int i=0; i < nMap.Count; i++)
        XmlEntity ent = (XmlEntity) nMap.Item(i);
        Console.Write("{0} ", ent.NodeType);
        Console.Write("{0} ", ent.Name);
        Console.Write("{0} ", ent.NotationName);
        Console.Write("{0} ", ent.PublicId);
        Console.Write("{0} ", ent.SystemId);

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
    static private String fileName = "doment.xml";

    public static void main(String[] args)
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        Console.WriteLine("Display information on all entities...");
        XmlNamedNodeMap nMap = doc.get_DocumentType().get_Entities();
    } //main

    public static void DisplayEntities(XmlNamedNodeMap nMap)
        for (int i = 0; i < nMap.get_Count(); i++) {
            XmlEntity ent = (XmlEntity)nMap.Item(i);
            Console.Write("{0} ", ent.get_NodeType());
            Console.Write("{0} ", ent.get_Name());
            Console.Write("{0} ", ent.get_NotationName());
            Console.Write("{0} ", ent.get_PublicId());
            Console.Write("{0} ", ent.get_SystemId());
    } //DisplayEntities
} //Sample

The example uses the file doment.xml as input.

<!DOCTYPE doc [

  <!ELEMENT doc ANY>
  <!NOTATION w SYSTEM "wine.exe">
  <!NOTATION v PUBLIC "vine.exe">

  <!NOTATION jpg PUBLIC "Jpeg picture format">
  <!NOTATION gif SYSTEM "Gif picture format">

  <!ENTITY wn PUBLIC "http://www.cohowinery.com" "coho.exe" NDATA w>
  <!ENTITY vn SYSTEM "http://www.cohovineyard.com" NDATA v>
  <!ENTITY mytxt "Text Sample">

  <!ATTLIST doc 
        src     ENTITY         #IMPLIED
        srcs    ENTITIES       #IMPLIED
        jpgPic  NOTATION (jpg) #IMPLIED
        gifPic  NOTATION (gif) #REQUIRED>

<doc jpgPic="jpg" gifPic="gif" srcs="vn wn">

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0