XmlDocument.CreateCDataSection Method (String)


Creates an XmlCDataSection containing the specified data.

Namespace:   System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

Public Overridable Function CreateCDataSection (
	data As String
) As XmlCDataSection


Type: System.String

The content of the new XmlCDataSection.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlCDataSection

The new XmlCDataSection.

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.

The following example creates a CDATA node and adds it to the document.

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>"  & _

        '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

        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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