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XmlNode.GetEnumerator Method

Get an enumerator that iterates through the child nodes in the current node.

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

public IEnumerator GetEnumerator()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerator
An IEnumerator object that can be used to iterate through the child nodes in the current node.

Provides support for the “for each” style iteration over the nodes in the XmlNode.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example displays all the books in the XML document.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.Load("books.xml");

    Console.WriteLine("Display all the books...");
    XmlNode root = doc.DocumentElement;
    IEnumerator ienum = root.GetEnumerator();
    XmlNode book;
    while (ienum.MoveNext()) 
    {     
      book = (XmlNode) ienum.Current;
      Console.WriteLine(book.OuterXml);
      Console.WriteLine();
    }

  }
}

The example uses the file, books.xml, as input.


<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!-- This file represents a fragment of a book store inventory database -->
<bookstore>
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
    <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>
      <last-name>Franklin</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>8.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
    <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Herman</first-name>
      <last-name>Melville</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>11.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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