RemoveNodes Method

XContainer.RemoveNodes Method ()


Removes the child nodes from this document or element.

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

public void RemoveNodes()

If you call this method on an element that contains attributes, this method will not remove the attributes. To remove the attributes of an element, use RemoveAttributes.

The Remove method has related functionality. It removes the child nodes of every node in a collection.

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example creates an XML tree that contains some child nodes. It then calls this method to remove the child nodes.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2),
    new XComment("a comment"),
    new XElement("Child3", 3),
    new XElement("Child4", 4),
    new XText("mixed content"),
    new XElement("Child5", 5)

This example produces the following output:

<Root />

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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