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XElement.DescendantNodesAndSelf Method

Returns a collection of nodes that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

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

public IEnumerable<XNode> DescendantNodesAndSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XNode>
An IEnumerable<T> of XNode that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree, and then uses this axis method.


StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    // Attributes are not nodes, so will not be returned by DescendantNodesAndSelf.
    new XAttribute("Att1", "AttributeContent"),
    new XElement("Child",
        new XText("Some text"),
        new XElement("GrandChild", "element content")
    )
);
IEnumerable<XNode> dnas =
    from node in xmlTree.DescendantNodesAndSelf()
    select node;
foreach (XNode node in dnas)
{
    if (node is XElement)
        output.Append((node as XElement).Name + Environment.NewLine);
    else
        output.Append(node + Environment.NewLine);
}

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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

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