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XNode.ReplaceWith Method (Object)

Replaces this node with the specified content.

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

public void ReplaceWith(
	Object content
)

Parameters

content
Type: System.Object
Content that replaces this node.

This method first removes this node from its parent, and then adds the specified content to this node's parent, in the place of this node.

The XContainer stores its child nodes as a singly-linked list of XNode objects. This means that the ReplaceWith method must traverse the list of direct child nodes under the parent container. Therefore, using this method might affect your performance.

For details about the valid content that can be passed to this method, see Valid Content of XElement and XDocument Objects.

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example uses this method to replace the contents of a node with different content.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", "child1 content"),
    new XElement("Child2", "child2 content"),
    new XElement("Child3", "child3 content"),
    new XElement("Child4", "child4 content"),
    new XElement("Child5", "child5 content")
);
XElement child3 = xmlTree.Element("Child3");
child3.ReplaceWith(
    new XElement("NewChild", "new content")
);
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree);

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child1>child1 content</Child1>
  <Child2>child2 content</Child2>
  <NewChild>new content</NewChild>
  <Child4>child4 content</Child4>
  <Child5>child5 content</Child5>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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