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XmlElement.InnerText Property

Gets or sets the concatenated values of the node and all its children.

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

public override string InnerText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_InnerText ()

/** @property */
public void set_InnerText (String value)

public override function get InnerText () : String

public override function set InnerText (value : String)

Property Value

The concatenated values of the node and all its children.

Setting this property replaces all the children with the parsed contents of the given string.

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

The following example compares the InnerText and InnerXml properties.

using System;
using System.Xml;
public class Test {

  public static void Main() {
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<root>"+
                "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>" +
                "</root>");

    XmlElement elem = (XmlElement)doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;

    // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerText of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine( elem.InnerText );

    // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
    Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml of the element...");
    Console.WriteLine(elem.InnerXml);

    // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is escaped.
    elem.InnerText = "Text containing <markup/> will have char(<) and char(>) escaped.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );

    // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
    // The markup is not escaped.
    elem.InnerXml = "Text containing <markup/>.";
    Console.WriteLine( elem.OuterXml );
  }
}

import System.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Test
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<root>"
            + "<elem>some text<child/>more text</elem>" 
            + "</root>");

        XmlElement elem = 
            (XmlElement)doc.get_DocumentElement().get_FirstChild();

        // Note that InnerText does not include the markup.
        Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerText of the element...");
        Console.WriteLine(elem.get_InnerText());

        // InnerXml includes the markup of the element.
        Console.WriteLine("Display the InnerXml of the element...");
        Console.WriteLine(elem.get_InnerXml());

        // Set InnerText to a string that includes markup.  
        // The markup is escaped.
        elem.set_InnerText("Text containing <markup/> will have " 
            + "char(<) and char(>) escaped.");
        Console.WriteLine(elem.get_OuterXml());

        // Set InnerXml to a string that includes markup.  
        // The markup is not escaped.
        elem.set_InnerXml("Text containing <markup/>.");
        Console.WriteLine(elem.get_OuterXml());
    } //main
} //Test

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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