XmlDocument.DocumentType Property

Gets the node containing the DOCTYPE declaration.

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

public virtual XmlDocumentType DocumentType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlDocumentType
The XmlNode containing the DocumentType (DOCTYPE declaration).

An XmlDocument can have one and only one child with XmlNodeType equal to DocumentType.

NoteNote

This property is read-only. To change the DocumentType node, delete the existing node, create a new one using the CreateDocumentType method, and add the new node to the document.

The following example gets and displays the DOCTYPE declaration for the document.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    // Create the XmlDocument.
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<!DOCTYPE book [<!ENTITY h 'hardcover'>]>" +
                "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "<style>&h;</style>" +
                "</book>");

    // Display the DocumentType.
    Console.WriteLine(doc.DocumentType.OuterXml);

  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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