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Package.GetRelationship Method

Returns the package-level relationship with a given identifier.

Namespace:  System.IO.Packaging
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public PackageRelationship GetRelationship(
	string id
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Type: System.String

The Id of the relationship to return.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Packaging.PackageRelationship
The package-level relationship with the specified id.


id is null.


id is not a valid XML identifier.


A relationship with the specified id is not in the package.


The package is not open (Dispose or Close has been called).


The package is write-only.

id must be a valid XML identifier. The id type is xsd:ID and must follow the naming conventions prescribed in the XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes specification (see

For additional information about packaging and package relationships, see section 1.3 of the Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) specification available for download at

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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