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XmlNode Class

Represents a single node in the XML document.

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

Public MustInherit Class XmlNode
	Implements ICloneable, IEnumerable, IXPathNavigable
Dim instance As XmlNode

public abstract class XmlNode implements ICloneable, IEnumerable, 
public abstract class XmlNode implements ICloneable, IEnumerable, 

This class implements the W3C Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Core and the Core DOM Level 2. The DOM is an in-memory (cache) tree representation of an XML document. XmlNode is the base class in the.NET implementation of the DOM. It supports XPath selections and provides editing capabilities. The XmlDocument class extends XmlNode and represents an XML document. You can use XmlDocument to load and save XML data. It also includes methods for node creation. See XML Document Object Model (DOM) for more information.

Security noteSecurity Note

Exceptions raised as a result of using the XmlNode class, such as the XmlException class may contain sensitive information that should not be exposed in untrusted scenarios. Exceptions should be properly handled so that this sensitive information is not exposed in untrusted scenarios.

     Derived Classes

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0