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XContainer.RemoveNodes Method

Removes the child nodes from this document or element.

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

public void RemoveNodes()

If you call this method on an element that contains attributes, this method will not remove the attributes. To remove the attributes of an element, use RemoveAttributes.

The Remove method has related functionality. It removes the child nodes of every node in a collection.

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example creates an XML tree that contains some child nodes. It then calls this method to remove the child nodes.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2),
    new XComment("a comment"),
    new XElement("Child3", 3),
    new XElement("Child4", 4),
    new XText("mixed content"),
    new XElement("Child5", 5)
);
xmlTree.RemoveNodes();
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree);

This example produces the following output:

<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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