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XmlAttribute.OwnerElement Property

Gets the XmlElement to which the attribute belongs.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property OwnerElement As XmlElement
[C#]
public virtual XmlElement OwnerElement {get;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual XmlElement* get_OwnerElement();
[JScript]
public function get OwnerElement() : XmlElement;

Property Value

The XmlElement that the attribute belongs to or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if this attribute is not part of an XmlElement.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example creates an attribute and displays the OwnerElement of the attribute.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<book>" & _
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                "</book>") 

    'Create an attribute.
    Dim attr as XmlAttribute
    attr = doc.CreateAttribute("bk","genre","urn:samples")
    attr.Value = "novel"

    'Try to display the attribute's owner element.
    if attr.OwnerElement is nothing
      Console.WriteLine("The attribute has not been added to an element")
      Console.WriteLine()
    else
      Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml)
    end if

    'Add the attribute to an element.
    doc.DocumentElement.SetAttributeNode(attr)

    'Display the attribute's owner element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the owner element...")
    Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml)

  end sub
end class

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main(){

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    //Create an attribute.
    XmlAttribute attr;
    attr = doc.CreateAttribute("bk","genre","urn:samples");
    attr.Value = "novel";

    //Try to display the attribute's owner element.
    if (attr.OwnerElement==null)
      Console.WriteLine("The attribute has not been added to an element\r\n");
    else
      Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml);

    //Add the attribute to an element.
    doc.DocumentElement.SetAttributeNode(attr);

    //Display the attribute's owner element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the owner element...");
    Console.WriteLine(attr.OwnerElement.OuterXml);

   }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>");

    //Create an attribute.
    XmlAttribute* attr;
    attr = doc->CreateAttribute(S"bk",S"genre",S"urn:samples");
    attr->Value = S"novel";

    //Try to display the attribute's owner element.
    if (attr->OwnerElement==0)
      Console::WriteLine(S"The attribute has not been added to an element\r\n");
    else
      Console::WriteLine(attr->OwnerElement->OuterXml);

    //Add the attribute to an element.
    doc->DocumentElement->SetAttributeNode(attr);

    //Display the attribute's owner element.
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the owner element...");
    Console::WriteLine(attr->OwnerElement->OuterXml);

}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlAttribute Class | XmlAttribute Members | System.Xml Namespace

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