XmlNode.AppendChild Method (XmlNode)


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Adds the specified node to the end of the list of child nodes, of this node.

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

abstract AppendChild : 
        newChild:XmlNode -> XmlNode
override AppendChild : 
        newChild:XmlNode -> XmlNode


Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The node to add. All the contents of the node to be added are moved into the specified location.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The node added.

Exception Condition

This node is of a type that does not allow child nodes of the type of the newChild node.

The newChild is an ancestor of this node.


The newChild was created from a different document than the one that created this node.

This node is read-only.

If the newChild is already in the tree, it is removed from its original position and added to its target position. For more information about inserting nodes, see Inserting Nodes into an XML Document.

If the node being inserted was created from another document, you can use XmlDocument.ImportNode to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding AppendChild in a derived class, in order for events to be raised correctly, you must call the AppendChild method of the base class.

The following example adds a new node to the XML document.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.


Display the modified XML...
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5">
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>

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