How to: Declare and Use XML Namespace Prefixes
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How to: Declare and Use XML Namespace Prefixes

This example shows how to import the XML namespace prefix ns and use it in an XML literal and XML axis properties.

' Place Imports statements at the top of your program.   
Imports <xmlns:ns="http://SomeNamespace">

Module Sample1

    Sub SampleTransform()

        ' Create test by using a global XML namespace prefix.  

        Dim contact = _
            <ns:contact>
                <ns:name>Patrick Hines</ns:name>
                <ns:phone ns:type="home">206-555-0144</ns:phone>
                <ns:phone ns:type="work">425-555-0145</ns:phone>
            </ns:contact>

        Dim phoneTypes = _
          <phoneTypes>
              <%= From phone In contact.<ns:phone> _
                  Select <type><%= phone.@ns:type %></type> _
              %>
          </phoneTypes>

        Console.WriteLine(phoneTypes)
    End Sub 

End Module

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