DocumentElement Property

XmlDocument.DocumentElement Property


Gets the root XmlElement for the document.

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

public XmlElement DocumentElement { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlElement

The XmlElement that represents the root of the XML document tree. If no root exists, null is returned.

The following example displays the root element of the XML document.


<book genre="novel" ISBN="1-861001-57-5"><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book> 

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