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XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection Method

Creates an XmlCDataSection containing the specified data.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Function CreateCDataSection( _
   ByVal data As String _
) As XmlCDataSection
[C#]
public virtual XmlCDataSection CreateCDataSection(
 string data
);
[C++]
public: virtual XmlCDataSection* CreateCDataSection(
 String* data
);
[JScript]
public function CreateCDataSection(
   data : String
) : XmlCDataSection;

Parameters

data
The content of the new XmlCDataSection.

Return Value

The new XmlCDataSection.

Remarks

Although this method creates the new object in the context of the document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods.

According to the W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 recommendation (www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210), CDataSection nodes are allowed within Element nodes and in EntityReference nodes when the EntityReference node is not a child of an Attribute node.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example creates a CDATA node and adds it to the document.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"  & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"  & _
                    "</book>")
        
        'Create a CData section.
        Dim CData As XmlCDataSection
        CData = doc.CreateCDataSection("All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!")
        
        'Add the new node to the document.
        Dim root As XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement
        root.AppendChild(CData)
        
        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
        doc.Save(Console.Out)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    //Create a CData section.
    XmlCDataSection CData;
    CData = doc.CreateCDataSection("All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!");    

    //Add the new node to the document.
    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
    root.AppendChild(CData);  
        
    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");        
    doc.Save(Console.Out);
  }
}

[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 genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>");

    //Create a CData section.
    XmlCDataSection* CData;
    CData = doc->CreateCDataSection(S"All Jane Austen novels 25% off starting 3/23!");    

    //Add the new node to the document.
    XmlElement* root = doc->DocumentElement;
    root->AppendChild(CData);  
        
    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");        
    doc->Save(Console::Out);
}

[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

XmlDocument Class | XmlDocument Members | System.Xml Namespace

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