IXMLDOMSelection

 

Represents the list of nodes that match a given XML Path Language (XPath) expression.

In the following Microsoft® JScript® example, you can simply call the IXMLDOMSelection methods on the object returned from selectNodes.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0");  
xmlDoc.async = false;  
xmlDoc.setProperty("SelectionLanguage", "XPath");  
xmlDoc.load("books.xml");  
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {  
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;  
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);  
} else {  
   var selection = xmlDoc.selectNodes("//book");  
   var expr = selection.expr; //This returns "//book"  
   WScript.Echo(expr);  
}  
  

Output

//book

In the following C/C++ example, IXMLDOMSelection inherits the threading model of the document that created it. IXMLDOMSelection is created through the selectNodes method on IXMLDOMDocument2.

#include “msxml6.h”  
  
#define CHECK_AND_RELEASE(pInterface)  \  
if(pInterface) \  
   {\  
pInterface->Release();\  
pInterface = NULL;\  
   }\  
  
#define RELEASE(pInterface)  \  
   {\  
pInterface->Release();\  
pInterface = NULL;\  
   }\  
  
BOOL DOMSelectionDemo()  
{  
   BOOL bResult = FALSE;  
   short sResult = FALSE;  
   IXMLDOMSelection *pIXMLDOMSelection=NULL;  
   IXMLDOMNodeList *pIXMLDOMNodeList=NULL;  
   IXMLDOMNode *pIXMLDOMNode=NULL;  
   IXMLDOMDocument2 *pIXMLDOMDocument2=NULL;  
   BSTR bstrValue;  
   HRESULT hr;  
  
   try  
   {  
      hr=CoCreateInstance(CLSID_DOMDocument, NULL, CLSCTX_SERVER,  
               IID_IXMLDOMDocument2, (LPVOID*)(&pIXMLDOMDocument2));  
      SUCCEEDED(hr) ? 0 : throw hr;  
  
      if(pIXMLDOMDocument2)  
      {  
         hr=pIXMLDOMDocument2->put_async(VARIANT_FALSE);  
         if(SUCCEEDED(hr))  
         {  
            hr=pIXMLDOMDocument2->load(_variant_t(   
      _T("samplexmldtd.xml")), &sResult);  
            if(SUCCEEDED(hr) && (sResult==VARIANT_TRUE))  
            {  
               hr=pIXMLDOMDocument2->selectNodes(   
               _T("*/BOOK[TITLE='Lover Birds']"  
), &pIXMLDOMNodeList);  
               if(SUCCEEDED(hr))  
               {  
                  hr=pIXMLDOMNodeList->QueryInterface(IID_IXMLDOMSelection  
                     ,(void**)&pIXMLDOMSelection );  
                  if(SUCCEEDED(hr) && pIXMLDOMSelection)  
                  {  
                     LONG uLength;  
  
                     bResult=TRUE;  
                     hr=pIXMLDOMSelection->get_length(&uLength);  
                     if(SUCCEEDED(hr))  
                     {  
                        for(int iIndex=0; iIndex < uLength; iIndex++)  
                        {  
                           // remove all the nodes from the list-display   
                           // them as they are removed.  
                           hr=pIXMLDOMSelection->removeNext(  
                              &pIXMLDOMNode);  
                           if(SUCCEEDED(hr) && pIXMLDOMNode)  
                           {     
                              hr=pIXMLDOMNode->get_text(&bstrValue);  
                              if(SUCCEEDED(hr))  
                                 ::MessageBox(NULL, bstrValue, _T("Node  
                                  Text"), MB_OK);  
                              RELEASE(pIXMLDOMNode);  
                           }  
                        }  
                     }  
                     RELEASE(pIXMLDOMSelection);  
                  }  
                  RELEASE(pIXMLDOMNodeList);  
               }  
            }  
         }  
         RELEASE(pIXMLDOMDocument2);  
      }  
   }  
   catch(...)  
   {  
      CHECK_AND_RELEASE(pIXMLDOMNode);  
      CHECK_AND_RELEASE(pIXMLDOMDocument2);  
      CHECK_AND_RELEASE(pIXMLDOMNodeList);  
      CHECK_AND_RELEASE(pIXMLDOMSelection);  
      DisplayErrorToUser();  
   }  
   return bResult;  
}  
  

Samplexmldtd.xml

The C++ example uses the following XML file.

<?xml version='1.0'?>  
<COLLECTION xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes">  
  <DATE dt:dt="datetime">1998-10-13T15:56:00</DATE>  
  <BOOK>  
    <TITLE>Lover Birds</TITLE>  
    <AUTHOR>Cynthia Randall</AUTHOR>  
    <PUBLISHER>Lucerne Publishing</PUBLISHER>  
 </BOOK>  
 <BOOK>  
    <TITLE>The Sundered Grail</TITLE>  
    <AUTHOR>Eva Corets</AUTHOR>  
    <PUBLISHER>Lucerne Publishing</PUBLISHER>  
 </BOOK>  
 <BOOK>  
    <TITLE>Splish Splash</TITLE>  
    <AUTHOR>Paula Thurman</AUTHOR>  
    <PUBLISHER>Scootney</PUBLISHER>  
 </BOOK>  
</COLLECTION>  
  

Output

The example outputs the following in a message box.

Lover Birds Cynthia Randall Lucerne Publishing

IXMLDOMSelection is an extension of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) DOM.

Implementation:

msxml3.dll, msxml2.lib (MSXML 3.0)

msxml6.dll, msxml6.lib (MSXML 6.0)

Header and IDL files:

msxml2.h, msxml2.idl, msxml6.h, msxml6.idl

Version-Dependent ProgID:

Msxml2.DOMDocument.5.0, Msxml2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.5.0

Version-Dependent CLSID:

88d969c0-f192-11d4-a65f-0040963251e5

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

IXMLDOMSelection Members

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