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XContainer.FirstNode Property

Get the first child node of this node.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
public XNode FirstNode { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XNode
An XNode containing the first child node of the XContainer.

The following example creates an element that contains child elements. It then gets the first child node of the parent element.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2),
    new XElement("Child3", 3),
    new XElement("Child4", 4),
    new XElement("Child5", 5)
);
XNode firstNode = xmlTree.FirstNode;
Console.WriteLine(firstNode);

This example produces the following output:

<Child1>1</Child1>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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