XmlNodeList class

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Describes a collection of nodes.


var xmlNodeList = XmlDocument.getElementsByTagName();
var xmlNodeList = XmlDocument.childNodes;




The XmlNodeList class has these types of members:


The XmlNodeList class has these methods. With C#, Visual Basic, and C++, it also inherits methods from the Object class.

First [C++, JavaScript]Returns an iterator that iterates over the items in the collection.
GetAt [C++, JavaScript]Returns the item at the specified index in the vector view.
GetMany [C++, JavaScript]Returns the items that start at the specified index of the vector view.
IndexOf [C++, JavaScript]Returns the index of a specified item in the vector.
Item [C++, JavaScript]Returns the item in the list at the specified index.



The XmlNodeList class has these properties.

PropertyAccess typeDescription

Count [C#, VB]

Read-onlyGets the number of elements contained in the collection.

Item [C#, VB]

Read-onlyGets or sets the element at the specified index.


Read-onlyGets the length of the list.

Size [C++, JavaScript]

Read-onlyGets the number of elements in the vector view.



Collection member lists

For JavaScript, XmlNodeList has the members shown in the member lists. In addition, XmlNodeList supports members of Array.prototype and using an index to access items.

Enumerating the collection in C# or Microsoft Visual Basic

XmlNodeList is enumerable, so you can use language-specific syntax such as foreach in C# to enumerate the items in the collection. The compiler does the type-casting for you and you won't need to cast to IEnumerable<IXmlNode> explicitly. If you do need to cast explicitly, for example if you want to call GetEnumerator, cast to IEnumerable<T> with an IXmlNode constraint.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [Windows Store apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [Windows Store apps only]

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]


Windows::Data::Xml::Dom [C++]





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