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XElement.RemoveAll Method

Removes nodes and attributes from this XElement.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub RemoveAll

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example creates an element with attributes and child elements. It then calls this method to remove both the attributes and the child elements.

Dim root As XElement = _ 
        <Root Attr1="1" Attr2="2" Attr3="3">
            <Child1>1</Child1>
            <Child2>2</Child2>
            <Child3>3</Child3>
        </Root>

root.RemoveAll()   ' removes children elements and attributes of root
Console.WriteLine(root)

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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