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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)

'Declaration
Public Sub 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.

Dim xmltree As XElement = _ 
    <Root>
        <Child1>1</Child1>
        <Child2>2</Child2>
        <!--a comment-->
        <Child3>3</Child3>
        <Child4>4</Child4>mixed content<Child5>5</Child5>
    </Root>

xmltree.RemoveNodes()
Console.WriteLine(xmltree)

This example produces the following output:

<Root />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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