Docs API Reference

CustomXmlNode.baseName property

Gets the base name of the node without the namespace prefix, if one exists.

Hosts: Word
Available in Requirement set CustomXmlParts
Last changed in 1.1
var myBaseName = customXmlNodeObj.baseName;

Return Value

The base name of the node as a string.


function showXmlNodeBaseNames() {
    Office.context.document.customXmlParts.getByIdAsync("{3BC85265-09D6-4205-B665-8EB239A8B9A1}", function (result) {
        var xmlPart = result.value;
        xmlPart.getNodesAsync('*/*', function (nodeResults) {
            for (i = 0; i < nodeResults.value.length; i++) {
                var node = nodeResults.value[i];
// Function that writes to a div with id='message' on the page.
function write(message){
    document.getElementById('message').innerText += message; 

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this property is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this property.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser) Office for iPad
Word Y Y
Available in requirement sets CustomXmlParts
Minimum permission level ReadWriteDocument
Add-in types Task pane
Library Office.js
Namespace Office

Support history

Version Changes
1.1 Added support for Word in Office for iPad.
1.0 Introduced