PrependChild Method

XmlAttribute.PrependChild Method

Adds the specified node to the beginning of the list of child nodes for this node.

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

public override XmlNode PrependChild (
	XmlNode newChild
public XmlNode PrependChild (
	XmlNode newChild
public override function PrependChild (
	newChild : XmlNode
) : XmlNode
Not applicable.



The XmlNode to add. If it is an XmlDocumentFragment, the entire contents of the document fragment are moved into the child list of this node.

Return Value

The XmlNode added.

Exception typeCondition


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.

This node is read-only.

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 PrependChild method, see the PrependChild method.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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