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XmlNode.GetEnumerator Method

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

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

public IEnumerator GetEnumerator ()
public IEnumerator GetEnumerator ()
public function GetEnumerator () : IEnumerator

Return Value

An IEnumerator.

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();
    }

  }
}

import System.*;
import System.Collections.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.Load("books.xml");

        Console.WriteLine("Display all the books...");
        XmlNode root = doc.get_DocumentElement();
        IEnumerator iEnum = root.GetEnumerator();
        XmlNode book;
        while (iEnum.MoveNext()) {
            book = (XmlNode)iEnum.get_Current();
            Console.WriteLine(book.get_OuterXml());
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    } //main 
} //Sample

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>

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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