Extensions.Descendants(Of T) Method (IEnumerable(Of T), XName)
Returns a filtered collection of elements that contains the descendant elements of every element and document in the source collection. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.
Assembly: System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
'Declaration <ExtensionAttribute> _ Public Shared Function Descendants(Of T As XContainer) ( _ source As IEnumerable(Of T), _ name As XName _ ) As IEnumerable(Of XElement)
The type of the objects in source, constrained to XContainer.
- Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of )
An IEnumerable(Of T) of XContainer that contains the source collection.
Return ValueType: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XElement)
An IEnumerable(Of T) of XElement that contains the descendant elements of every element and document in the source collection. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.
Usage NoteIn Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable(Of ). When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.
Visual Basic users can use the Language-Integrated Axes in Visual Basic (LINQ to XML) instead of using this axis method explicitly.
This method uses deferred execution.
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