Descendants(T) Method (IEnumerable(T), XName)
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Extensions.Descendants<'T> Method (IEnumerable<'T>, XName)

 

Returns a filtered collection of elements that contains the descendant elements of every element and document in the source collection. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

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

static member Descendants<'T when 'T : XContainer> : 
        source:IEnumerable<'T> *
        name:XName -> IEnumerable<XElement>

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<'T>

An IEnumerable<'T> of XContainer that contains the source collection.

name
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName

The XName to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>

An IEnumerable<'T> of XElement that contains the descendant elements of every element and document in the source collection. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

Type Parameters

T

The type of the objects in source, constrained to XContainer.

Visual Basic users can use the Language-Integrated Axes in Visual Basic (LINQ to XML) instead of using this axis method explicitly.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example retrieves a collection of two elements, and then retrieves a collection of all descendants of the two elements that have the specified element name.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

This is some text where all of the text nodes must be concatenated. This is a second sentence.

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

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

This is some text where all of the text nodes must be concatenated. This is a second sentence.

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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