XElement.DescendantsAndSelf Method ()

 

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

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> DescendantsAndSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>

An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of elements that contain this element, and all descendant elements of this element, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

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


                XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", "AttributeContent"),
    new XElement("Child",
        new XText("Some text"),
        new XElement("GrandChild", "element content")
    )
);
IEnumerable<XElement> das =
    from el in xmlTree.DescendantsAndSelf()
    select el;
foreach (XElement el in das)
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name);

This example produces the following output:


                Root
Child
GrandChild

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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