Export (0) Print
Expand All
0 out of 1 rated this helpful - Rate this topic

XDocument.Root Property

Gets the root element of the XML Tree for this document.

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

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The root XElement of the XML tree.

This property is useful when you want to compose LINQ to XML queries in the same context as when composing them for a tree rooted in XElement. See Querying an XDocument vs. Querying an XElement for more details.

The following example uses this property to get the root element of a document.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XComment("This is a comment."),
    new XElement("Pubs", 
        new XElement("Book",
            new XElement("Title", "Artifacts of Roman Civilization"),
            new XElement("Author", "Moreno, Jordao")
        ),
        new XElement("Book",
            new XElement("Title", "Midieval Tools and Implements"),
            new XElement("Author", "Gazit, Inbar")
        )
    ),
    new XComment("This is another comment.")
);
Console.WriteLine(doc.Root.Name.ToString());

This example produces the following output:

Pubs

.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.
Did you find this helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.