DescendantNodesAndSelf Method

XElement.DescendantNodesAndSelf Method ()

 

Returns a collection of nodes that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

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

Public Function DescendantNodesAndSelf As IEnumerable(Of XNode)

Return Value

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

An IEnumerable(Of T) of XNode that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree, and then uses this .


                Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
    <Root Att1="AttributeContent">
        <Child>Some text<GrandChild>element content</GrandChild>
        </Child>
    </Root>

Dim dnas As IEnumerable(Of XNode) = _
    From node In xmlTree.DescendantNodesAndSelf() _
    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:


                Root
Child
Some text
GrandChild
element content

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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