XmlDocument.DocumentElement Property


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Gets the root XmlElement for the document.

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

Public ReadOnly Property DocumentElement As XmlElement

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlElement

The XmlElement that represents the root of the XML document tree. If no root exists, null is returned.

The following example displays the root element of the XML document.

Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        'Create the XmlDocument.
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" & _
                    "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _

        'Display the document element.
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample


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

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