Extensions.Remove Method (IEnumerable(Of 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 Shared Sub Remove (
	source As IEnumerable(Of XAttribute)


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

An IEnumerable(Of T) of XAttribute that contains the source collection.

This method uses snapshot semantics—that is, it copies the attributes in the source collection to a System.Collections.Generic.List(Of 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 (LINQ to XML).

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

                Dim root As XElement = <Root Att1="1" Att2="2" Att3="3" Att4="4" Att5="5"/>

Dim atList = From at In root.Attributes _
             Where at.Value >= 3 _
             Select at



This example produces the following output:

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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