HtmlElement.OuterHtml Property

 

Gets or sets the current element's HTML code.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public string OuterHtml { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The HTML code for the current element and its children.

Whereas InnerHtml will return all HTML contained in the current element excluding the current element's surrounding tags, OuterHtml includes the current element's tag as well as the HTML that tag contains, for example:

<HTML>

<BODY>

<DIV id="div1">

Hello

<DIV id="div2">

World

<DIV id="div3">

How are you?

</DIV>

</DIV>

</DIV>

</BODY>

</HTML>

In this example, calling OuterHtml on div2 will return:

<DIV id="div2">

World

<DIV id="div3">

How are you?

</DIV>

</DIV>

Calling InnerHtml will return:

World

<DIV id="div3">

How are you?

</DIV>

If you assign a new value to OuterHtml, the current element reference will become invalid; it will not reflect the name, properties and child content of the HTML you have just assigned.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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