XmlNode.RemoveChild Method

Removes specified child node.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function RemoveChild ( _
	oldChild As XmlNode _
) As XmlNode

Parameters

oldChild
Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The node being removed.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The node removed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The oldChild is not a child of this node. Or this node is read-only.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding RemoveChild in a derived class, in order for events to be raised correctly, you must call the RemoveChild method of the base class.

The following example removes a node from the XML document.

Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")

        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement

        'Remove the title element.
        root.RemoveChild(root.FirstChild)

        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
        doc.Save(Console.Out)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

.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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