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XmlNode.FirstChild Property

Gets the first child of the node.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FirstChild As XmlNode
[C#]
public virtual XmlNode FirstChild {get;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual XmlNode* get_FirstChild();
[JScript]
public function get FirstChild() : XmlNode;

Property Value

The first child of the node. If there is no such node, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example displays the title element.

[Visual Basic] 
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

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "<price>19.95</price>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    Console.WriteLine("Display the title element...");
    Console.WriteLine(root.FirstChild.OuterXml);
  }
}

[C++] 
#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 ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
                 S"<price>19.95</price>" 
                 S"</book>");

    XmlNode* root = doc->FirstChild;

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the title element...");
    Console::WriteLine(root->FirstChild->OuterXml);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

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

XmlNode Class | XmlNode Members | System.Xml Namespace

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