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Extensions.XPathSelectElements Method (XNode, String)

Selects a collection of elements using an XPath expression.

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

'Declaration
<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function XPathSelectElements ( _
	node As XNode, _
	expression As String _
) As IEnumerable(Of XElement)

Parameters

node
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XNode
The XNode on which to evaluate the XPath expression.
expression
Type: System.String
A String that contains an XPath expression.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XElement)
An IEnumerable(Of T) of XElement that contains the selected elements.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type XNode. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.

Although the ordering of returned collections is not specified in the XML XPath Language 1.0 Recommendation, this extension method returns nodes in document order.

Note that nodes are returned in document order even when you use a reverse axis, such as preceding-sibling or ancestor-or-self.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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