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NameTable Property

XmlDocument.NameTable Property

Gets the XmlNameTable associated with this implementation.

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

public XmlNameTable NameTable { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNameTable
An XmlNameTable enabling you to get the atomized version of a string within the document.

Each XmlDocument object has a NameTable object. Element and attribute names are stored in the NameTable as atomized strings. This means that even if a name is referenced in the document multiple times it is stored only once in the NameTable. For example, if the document had multiple elements with the name "Customer", NameTable returns the same object whenever it receives a request for that name. As a result, users can write code using object comparisons on these strings rather than the more expensive string comparisons.

For more information on atomized strings, see XmlNameTable.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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