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XmlElement.OwnerDocument Property

Gets the XmlDocument to which this node belongs.

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

public override XmlDocument OwnerDocument { get; }
/** @property */
public XmlDocument get_OwnerDocument ()

public override function get OwnerDocument () : XmlDocument

Property Value

The XmlDocument to which this element belongs.

When adding nodes to the current node, use the XmlDocument returned by the OwnerDocument property to create the node.

The following example inserts a new element into an XML document.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Create a new element.
    XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("price");
    elem.InnerText="19.95";

    // Display the new element's owner document. Note
    // that although the element has not been inserted
    // into the document, it still has an owner document.
    Console.WriteLine(elem.OwnerDocument.OuterXml);
    
    // Add the new element into the document.
    root.AppendChild(elem);

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    Console.WriteLine(doc.InnerXml);

  }
}

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

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
            + "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
            + "</book>");
        XmlElement root = doc.get_DocumentElement();

        // Create a new element.
        XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("price");
        elem.set_InnerText("19.95");

        // Display the new element's owner document. Note
        // that although the element has not been inserted
        // into the document, it still has an owner document.
        Console.WriteLine(elem.get_OwnerDocument().get_OuterXml());

        // Add the new element into the document.
        root.AppendChild(elem);

        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
        Console.WriteLine(doc.get_InnerXml());
    } //main 
} //Sample

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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