XML

XMLDOMNamedNodeMap Object

The XMLDOMNamedNodeMap object implements the IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap interface. This interface is similar to the IXMLDOMNodeList interface except that it allows you to iterate through attributes and namespace nodes. The IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap interface has the same length property as the IXMLDOMNodeList interface. IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap also has the same item, nextNode, and reset methods as the IXMLDOMNodeList interface. The additional methods that are associated with the IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap are as follows:

Additional IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap Methods

Name Description
getNamedItem (name) Retrieves the node object with the specified name. This method is usually used to retrieve an attribute from an element.
getQualifiedItem (baseName, namespace)* Returns the node object with the specified baseName and namespace.
removeNamedItem (name) Removes the node object that has the specified name from the named node map. This method is usually used to remove an attribute.
removeQualifiedItem (baseName, namespace)* Removes the node object with the specified baseName and namespace. This method is usually used to remove attributes from the collection.
setNamedItem (newNode) Inserts a new node into the collection. If a node with the same name as the newNode already exists, it's replaced.

To illustrate how to use the methods and properties of IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap, add another command button to the frmDOMTest form with the name cmdNamedNodeMap and the caption NamedNodeMap. Add the following code to the click event handler of the cmdNamedNodeMap button:

  Private Sub cmdNamedNodeMap_Click()
      Dim objNamedNodeMap As IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap
      Dim objXMLDoc As DOMDocument
      Set objXMLDoc = New DOMDocument
      objXMLDoc.async = False
      objXMLDoc.Load ("c:\Books.xml")
      Set objNamedNodeMap = objXMLDoc.documentElement.Attributes
      Debug.Print _
           "The root's first attribute node's basename is: " & _
           objNamedNodeMap.Item(0).baseName
      Debug.Print "The number of root's attribute nodes is: " & _
           objNamedNodeMap.length
      Debug.Print "The first node xml is: " & _
           objNamedNodeMap.nextNode.xml
      Set objNamedNodeMap = _
         objXMLDoc.documentElement.firstChild.firstChild.Attributes
      Debug.Print _
           "The title element's attribute node's" & _
           " basename is: " & objNamedNodeMap.Item(0).baseName
      Debug.Print "The number of the title element's " & _
           "attribute nodes is: " & objNamedNodeMap.length
      Set objNamedNodeMap = Nothing
      Set objXMLDoc = Nothing
  End Sub

Once again, to move through the XML document you will begin by getting a reference to a document object. This time, you will use the attributes property of the document object to get a reference to the IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap interface. When you run this example and click the NamedNodeMap button, the results are as follows:

  The root's first attribute node's basename is: northwind
  The number of the root's attribute nodes is: 1
  The first node xml is:xmlns: northwind="www.northwindtraders.com/PO"
  The title element's attribute node's baseName is: language
  The number of the title element's attribute nodes is: 1

Thus, using the IXMLDOMDocument interface's attributes property and the IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap interface we are able to get information about the namespace and attribute nodes.

by BrainBellupdated
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