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Xml.DocumentSource Property

Gets or sets the path to an XML document to display in the Xml control.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.String
The path to an 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 DocumentSource property is used to specify the path to an XML file (representing an XML document) to display in the control. You can use a relative or an absolute path. A relative path relates the location of the file to the location of the Web Forms page or user control, without specifying a complete path on the server. The path is relative to the location of the Web page. This makes it easier to move the entire site to another directory on the server without updating the path to the file in code. An absolute path provides the complete path, so moving the site to another directory requires updating the code.

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The following code example shows how to display an XML document using an XSL Transform in the Xml control.


<!-- 
This sample shows an Xml control using the
DocumentSource and TransformSource properties to display Xml data
in the control.
Create a sample XML file called People.xml and 
and a sample XSL Transform file called Peopletable.xsl
using the code at the end of this sample.
-->

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml.Xsl" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Xml Class Example</title>
</head>
<body>
   <h3>Xml Example</h3>
      <form id="form1" runat="server">
          <asp:Xml id="xml1" runat="server" DocumentSource="~/people.xml"
          TransformSource="~/peopletable.xsl" />     
      </form>
</body>
</html>

<!-- 
For this example to work, paste the following code into a file
named peopletable.xsl. Store the file in the same directory as
your .aspx file.

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
   <xsl:template match="/People">
      <xsl:apply-templates select="Person" />
   </xsl:template>

   <xsl:template match="Person">
      <table width="80%" border="1">
         <tr>
            <td>
               <b>
                  <xsl:value-of select="Name/FirstName" />
                  &#160;
                  <xsl:value-of select="Name/LastName" />
               </b>
            </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td>
               <xsl:value-of select="Address/Street" /><br />
               <xsl:value-of select="Address/City" />
               , 
               <xsl:value-of select="Address/State" /> 
               <xsl:value-of select="Address/Zip" />
            </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td>
               Job Title: <xsl:value-of select="Job/Title" /><br />
               Description: <xsl:value-of select="Job/Description" />
            </td>
         </tr>
      </table>
   </xsl:template>

   <xsl:template match="bookstore">
      <bookstore>
         <xsl:apply-templates select="book"/>
      </bookstore>
   </xsl:template>

   <xsl:template match="book">
      <book>
         <xsl:attribute name="ISBN">
            <xsl:value-of select="@ISBN"/>
         </xsl:attribute>
         <price>
            <xsl:value-of select="price"/>
         </price>
         <xsl:text>
         </xsl:text>
      </book>
   </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>


-->

<!--
For this example to work, paste the following code into a file 
named people.xml. Store the file in the same directory as 
your .aspx file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<People>
   <Person>
      <Name>
         <FirstName>Joe</FirstName>
         <LastName>Suits</LastName>
      </Name>
      <address>
         <Street>1800 Success Way</Street>
         <City>Redmond</City>
         <State>WA</State>
         <ZipCode>98052</ZipCode>
      </address>
      <Job>
         <title>CEO</title>
         <Description>Runs the company</Description>
      </Job>
   </Person>

   <Person>
      <Name>
         <FirstName>Linda</FirstName>
         <LastName>Sue</LastName>
      </Name>
      <address>
         <Street>1302 American St.</Street>
         <City>Paso Robles</City>
         <State>CA</State>
         <ZipCode>93447</ZipCode>
      </address>
      <Job>
         <title>Attorney</title>
         <Description>Litigates trials</Description>
      </Job>
   </Person>

   <Person>
      <Name>
         <FirstName>Jeremy</FirstName>
         <LastName>Boards</LastName>
      </Name>
      <address>
         <Street>34 Palm Avenue</Street>
         <City>Waikiki</City>
         <State>HI</State>
         <ZipCode>98052</ZipCode>
      </address>
      <Job>
         <title>Pro Surfer</title>
         <Description>Rides waves</Description>
      </Job>
   </Person>

   <Person>
      <Name>
         <FirstName>Joan</FirstName>
         <LastName>Page</LastName>
      </Name>
      <address>
         <Street>700 Webmaster Road</Street>
         <City>Redmond</City>
         <State>WA</State>
         <ZipCode>98073</ZipCode>
      </address>
      <Job>
         <title>Web Site Developer</title>
         <Description>Writes ASP.NET pages</Description>
      </Job>
   </Person>
</People>

-->


.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.
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