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XmlNode.RemoveAll Method

Removes all the child nodes and/or attributes of the current node.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Sub RemoveAll

If a removed attribute is known to have a default value, an attribute immediately appears containing the default value and, if applicable, the corresponding namespace URI, local name, and prefix.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding RemoveAll in a derived class, in order for events to be raised correctly, you must call the RemoveAll method of the base class.

The following example removes all child and attribute nodes from the root node.

Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")

        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement

        'Remove all attribute and child nodes.
        root.RemoveAll()

        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
        doc.Save(Console.Out)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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