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createEntityReference Method


Creates a new EntityReference object.

var objXMLDOMEntityReference = oXMLDOMDocument.createEntityReference(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.


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;  
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {  
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;  
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);  
} else {  
   root = xmlDoc.documentElement;  
   MyEntity = xmlDoc.createEntityReference("newRef");  



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


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

The value returned if successful.

The value returned if the entityRef parameter is Null.

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


nodeName Property1
nodeType Property1
createNode Method
ownerDocument Property
parentNode Property1
insertBefore Method
replaceChild Method
appendChild Method

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