XContainer.Elements Method (XName)


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Returns a filtered collection of the child elements of this element or document, in document order. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> Elements(
	XName name


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName

The XName to match.

Return Value

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

An IEnumerable<T> of XElement containing the children of the XContainer that have a matching XName, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree, and then selects several child elements using this axis method.

                XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Type1", 1),
    new XElement("Type1", 2),
    new XElement("Type2", 3),
    new XElement("Type2", 4),
    new XElement("Type2", 5)
IEnumerable<XElement> elements =
    from el in xmlTree.Elements("Type2")
    select el;
foreach (XElement el in elements)

This example produces the following output:


The following is the same example, but in this case the XML is in a namespace. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.

                XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement xmlTree = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    new XAttribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "aw", "http://www.adventure-works.com"),
    new XElement(aw + "Type1", 1),
    new XElement(aw + "Type1", 2),
    new XElement(aw + "Type2", 3),
    new XElement(aw + "Type2", 4),
    new XElement(aw + "Type2", 5)
IEnumerable<XElement> elements =
    from el in xmlTree.Elements(aw + "Type2")
    select el;
foreach (XElement el in elements)

This example produces the following output:

<aw:Type2 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">3</aw:Type2>
<aw:Type2 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">4</aw:Type2>
<aw:Type2 xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">5</aw:Type2>

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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