XContainer.DescendantNodes Method ()
Returns a collection of the descendant nodes for this document or element, in document order.
Assembly: System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
Note that attributes are not considered to be nodes in LINQ to XML, so they will not be part of the collection that is returned by this method.
This method uses deferred execution.
The following example creates an XML tree, and then iterates through theaxis.
' Attributes are not nodes, so will not be returned by DescendantNodes. Dim xmlTree As XElement = _ <Root Att1="AttributeContent"> <Child> <GrandChild>element content</GrandChild> </Child> </Root> Dim dnas = From node In xmlTree.DescendantNodes _ Select node For Each node In dnas If TypeOf node Is XElement Then Console.WriteLine(DirectCast(node, XElement).Name) Else Console.WriteLine(node) End If Next
This example produces the following output:
Child GrandChild element content
Available since 8
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1