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Extensions.Remove Method (IEnumerable<XAttribute>)

Removes every attribute in the source collection from its parent element.

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

public static void Remove(
	this IEnumerable<XAttribute> source
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XAttribute>
An IEnumerable<T> of XAttribute that contains the source collection.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<XAttribute>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

This method uses snapshot semantics—that is, it copies the attributes in the source collection to a System.Collections.Generic.List<T> before disconnecting them from their parents. This is required to avoid issues with mixed imperative/declarative code. For more information, see Mixed Declarative Code/Imperative Code Bugs (C#) (LINQ to XML).

The following example retrieves a collection of attributes, and then calls this method to remove them from their parent elements.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", 1),
    new XAttribute("Att2", 2),
    new XAttribute("Att3", 3),
    new XAttribute("Att4", 4),
    new XAttribute("Att5", 5)
);

IEnumerable<XAttribute> atList =
    from at in root.Attributes()
    where (int)at >= 3
    select at;

atList.Remove();

Console.WriteLine(root);

This example produces the following output:

<Root Att1="1" Att2="2" />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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