InsertAfter Method (XmlNode, XmlNode)
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XmlAttribute.InsertAfter Method

Inserts the specified node immediately after the specified reference node.

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

public override XmlNode InsertAfter(
	XmlNode newChild,
	XmlNode refChild


Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The XmlNode to insert.

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The XmlNode that is the reference node. The newChild is placed after the refChild.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The XmlNode inserted.


This node is of a type that does not allow child nodes of the type of the newChild node.

The newChild is an ancestor of this node.


The newChild was created from a different document than the one that created this node.

The refChild is not a child of this node.

This node is read-only.

If refChild is null, insert newChild at the beginning of the list of child nodes. If newChild is an XmlDocumentFragment object, its child nodes are inserted, in the same order, after refChild. If the newChild is already in the tree, it is first removed.

If the node being inserted was created from another document, you can use XmlDocument.ImportNode to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

For an example of the InsertAfter method see the InsertAfter method.

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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