XmlNode::OuterXml Property


Gets the markup containing this node and all its child nodes.

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

property String^ OuterXml {
	virtual String^ get();

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The markup containing this node and all its child nodes.


OuterXml does not return default attributes.

This property is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example compares output from the InnerXml and OuterXml properties.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"
   "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
   "</book>" );
   XmlNode^ root = doc->DocumentElement;

   // OuterXml includes the markup of current node.
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the OuterXml property..." );
   Console::WriteLine( root->OuterXml );

   // InnerXml does not include the markup of the current node.
   // As a result, the attributes are not displayed.
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the InnerXml property..." );
   Console::WriteLine( root->InnerXml );

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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