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_XDocument2.DOM Property (Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust)

Gets a reference to a form's underlying XML document in the form of an XML Document Object Model (DOM).

This property is not CLS-compliant.  

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust (in

IXMLDOMDocument DOM { get; }

A key property of the XDocument object, the DOM property allows you to programmatically access and manipulate the source XML of a form. After you have set a reference to the XML DOM, which contains the source XML data of a form, you can use any of the properties and methods that are supported by the XML DOM.


This member can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.

// retrieve the Employees Adapter from the DataAdapters collection
ADOAdapter employeesDA=(ADOAdapter)thisXDocument.DataAdapters["Employees"];
// get employee’s ID from the main DOM
string employeeID=thisXDocument.DOM.selectSingleNode("//my:field2").text;
// Change the ADOAdapter’s command to retrieve the record of the Employee’s ID entered
// by the user
employeesDA.Command="select * from Employees where EmployeeID="+employeeID;
// get DataObject from the DataObjects collection and call Query to refresh
// the data object
DataObject employeesDO=thisXDocument.DataObjects["Employees"];