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XDocument.DOM Property

Office 2007
A read-only property that returns a reference to a form's underlying XML document in the form of an XML Document Object Model (DOM). Read-only

Version Information
 Version Added:  InfoPath 2003



expression   An expression that returns a XDocument object.

Return Value


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.

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To learn more about the XML DOM and all of the properties and methods that it supports, see the MSXML 5.0 SDK documentation in the Microsoft Script Editor (MSE) Help system.

Security Level 2: 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.


In the following example, the DOM property of the XDocument object is used to return all of the contents of a form's underlying XML document using the xml property of the XML DOM:

var strXML;
strXML = XDocument.DOM.xml;