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Xml.DocumentContent Property

Sets a string that contains the XML document to display in the Xml control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string DocumentContent { get; set; }
<asp:Xml DocumentContent="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the XML document to display in the Xml control.

The XML document to display in the Xml control is specified in one of three ways. You can specify a System.Xml.XmlDocument object, an XML string, or an XML file by setting the appropriate property. The DocumentContent property is used to specify an XML string (representing an XML document) to display in the control. The DocumentContent property is not typically programmatically set, or set as an attribute of the control. Instead, the XML string is usually set declaratively by placing text between the opening and closing <asp:Xml> tags of the control.


Although the DocumentContent property contains both get and set accessors, only the set accessor is useful. If you use the get accessor, String.Empty is returned.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.