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XsltArgumentList Class

Contains a variable number of arguments which are either XSLT parameters or extension objects.

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

public class XsltArgumentList

This class is used by the Transform method. It allows parameters and extension objects to be invoked from within the style sheet.

When the parameters and objects are added to the XsltArgumentList, they are associated with a namespace qualified name and a namespace URI, respectively.

The following are advantages to passing an object rather than using an embedded script such as <msxsl:script>:

  • Provides better encapsulation and reuse of classes.

  • Allows style sheets to be smaller and more easily maintained.

  • Supports passing node fragments (through the XPathNavigator) to the style sheet.

For more information about using the XsltArgumentList, see XSLT Extension Objects and XSLT Parameters.


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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