XContainer.Elements Method ()

 

Returns a collection of the child elements of this element or document, in document order.

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

Public Function Elements As IEnumerable(Of XElement)

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XElement)

An IEnumerable(Of T) of XElement containing the child elements of this XContainer, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree, and then selects some elements using this axis method.


                Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
        <Root>
            <Child1>1</Child1>
            <Child2>2</Child2>
            <Child3>3</Child3>
            <Child4>4</Child4>
            <Child5>5</Child5>
        </Root>

Dim elements = From el In xmlTree.Elements _
               Where el.Value <= 3 _
               Select el

For Each el In elements
    Console.WriteLine(el)
Next

This example produces the following output:

<Child1>1</Child1>
<Child2>2</Child2>
<Child3>3</Child3>

The following is the same example, but in this case the XML is in a namespace. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.


                Imports <xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
            <aw:Root>
                <aw:Child1>1</aw:Child1>
                <aw:Child2>2</aw:Child2>
                <aw:Child3>3</aw:Child3>
                <aw:Child4>4</aw:Child4>
                <aw:Child5>5</aw:Child5>
            </aw:Root>

        Dim elements = From el In xmlTree.Elements _
                       Where el.Value <= 3 _
                       Select el

        For Each el In elements
            Console.WriteLine(el)
        Next
    End Sub
End Module

This example produces the following output:

<aw:Child1 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">1</aw:Child1>
<aw:Child2 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">2</aw:Child2>
<aw:Child3 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">3</aw:Child3>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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