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XmlNodeList.Item Method

Retrieves a node at the given index.

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

public abstract XmlNode Item(
	int index


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index into the list of nodes.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The XmlNode with the specified index in the collection. If index is greater than or equal to the number of nodes in the list, this returns null.

The following example gets and displays the second node in the XmlNodeList.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

     XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
     doc.LoadXml("<items>" +
                 "  <item>First item</item>" +
                 "  <item>Second item</item>" +

     //Get and display the last item node.
     XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
     XmlNodeList nodeList = root.GetElementsByTagName("item");


.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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