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XmlElement.LocalName Property

Gets the local name of the current node.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public ReadOnly Property LocalName As String
public override string LocalName {get;}
public: __property String* get_LocalName();
public override function get LocalName() : String;

Property Value

The name of the current node with the prefix removed. For example, LocalName is book for the element <bk:book>.


If the node does not have a prefix, LocalName is the same as Name.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example displays information on the ISBN element.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>" & _
                "<bk:ISBN>1-861001-57-5</bk:ISBN>" & _
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _

    ' Display information on the ISBN element.
    Dim elem as XmlElement 
    elem = CType(doc.DocumentElement.ChildNodes.Item(0),XmlElement) 
    Console.Write("{0}:{1} = {2}", elem.Prefix, elem.LocalName, elem.InnerText)
    Console.WriteLine("  namespaceURI=" + elem.NamespaceURI)

  end sub
end class

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
  public static void Main()

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>" +
                "<bk:ISBN>1-861001-57-5</bk:ISBN>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +

    // Display information on the ISBN element.
    XmlElement elem = (XmlElement) doc.DocumentElement.FirstChild;
    Console.Write("{0}:{1} = {2}", elem.Prefix, elem.LocalName, elem.InnerText);
    Console.WriteLine("\t namespaceURI=" + elem.NamespaceURI);


#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 xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 

    // Display information on the ISBN element.
    XmlElement* elem = dynamic_cast<XmlElement*> (doc->DocumentElement->FirstChild);
    Console::Write(S"{0}:{1} = {2}", elem->Prefix, elem->LocalName, elem->InnerText);
    Console::WriteLine(S"\t namespaceURI={0}", elem->NamespaceURI);

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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

XmlElement Class | XmlElement Members | System.Xml Namespace