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XmlTextReader.Prefix Property

Gets the namespace prefix associated with the current node.

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

public override string Prefix { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Prefix ()

public override function get Prefix () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The namespace prefix associated with the current node.

NoteNote:

In the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 release, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the System.Xml.XmlReader.Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of the new features introduced in this release. For more information, see Creating XML Readers.

The following example displays the local name of each node, and, if they exist, the prefix and namespace URI.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {
  
    XmlTextReader reader = null;

    try {

       // Load the reader with the XML file.
       reader = new XmlTextReader("book2.xml");
  
       // Parse the file.  If they exist, display the prefix and 
       // namespace URI of each node.
       while (reader.Read()) {
         if (reader.IsStartElement()) {
           if (reader.Prefix==String.Empty)
              Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.LocalName);
           else {
               Console.Write("<{0}:{1}>", reader.Prefix, reader.LocalName);
               Console.WriteLine(" The namespace URI is " + reader.NamespaceURI);
           }
         }
       }       

     } 
     finally {
        if (reader != null)
          reader.Close();
      }
  }  
} // End class

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

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlTextReader reader = null;
        try {

            // Load the reader with the XML file.
            reader = new XmlTextReader("book2.xml");

            // Parse the file.  If they exist, display the prefix and 
            // namespace URI of each node.
            while(reader.Read()) {
                if (reader.IsStartElement()) {
                    if (reader.get_Prefix().Equals(String.Empty)) {
                        Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.get_LocalName());
                    }
                    else {
                        Console.Write("<{0}:{1}>", reader.get_Prefix(), 
                            reader.get_LocalName());
                        Console.WriteLine(" The namespace URI is " 
						    + reader.get_NamespaceURI());
                    }
                }
            }
        }
        finally {
            if (reader != null) {
                reader.Close();
            }
        }
    } //main
} // End class Sample

The example uses the file, book2.xml, as input.


<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
  <bk:genre>novel</bk:genre>
</book>

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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