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XmlElement.RemoveAll Method

Removes all specified attributes and children of the current node. Default attributes are not removed.

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

public override void RemoveAll()

The following example removes all attributes and child nodes from the root element.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    // Remove all attributes and child nodes from the book element.
    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
    root.RemoveAll();

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    Console.WriteLine(doc.InnerXml);
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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