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XmlNode.FirstChild Property

Gets the first child of the node.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FirstChild As XmlNode

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The first child of the node. If there is no such node, Nothing is returned.

The following example displays the title element.


Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "<price>19.95</price>" & _
                    "</book>")

        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.FirstChild

        Console.WriteLine("Display the title element...")
        Console.WriteLine(root.FirstChild.OuterXml)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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