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XmlDocument.GetElementsByTagName Method (String, String)

Returns an XmlNodeList containing a list of all descendant elements that match the specified LocalName and NamespaceURI.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
'Declaration
Public Overridable Function GetElementsByTagName ( _
	localName As String, _
	namespaceURI As String _
) As XmlNodeList

Parameters

localName
Type: System.String

The LocalName to match. The special value "*" matches all tags.

namespaceURI
Type: System.String

NamespaceURI to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNodeList
An XmlNodeList containing a list of all matching nodes. If no nodes match the specified localName and namespaceURI, the returned collection will be empty.

The nodes are placed in the order in which they would be encountered in the document tree.

NoteNote

It is recommended that you use the XmlNode.SelectNodes or XmlNode.SelectSingleNode method instead of the GetElementsByTagName method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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