Nodes(T) Method

Extensions.Nodes<T> Method (IEnumerable<T>)


Returns a collection of the child nodes of every document and element in the source collection.

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

public static IEnumerable<XNode> Nodes<T>(
	this IEnumerable<T> source
where T : XContainer


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

An IEnumerable<T> of XNode that contains the source collection.

Return Value

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

An IEnumerable<T> of XNode of the child nodes of every document and element in the source collection.

Type Parameters


The type of the objects in source, constrained to XContainer.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example retrieves all of the child nodes for every node in a collection of elements with the name of Child.

XElement xmlTree = XElement.Parse(
    @"<Root><Child>aaa<GrandChild>Text</GrandChild>bbb</Child>" +
IEnumerable<XNode> nodes = xmlTree.Elements("Child").Nodes();

foreach (XNode node in nodes)
    switch (node.NodeType)
        case XmlNodeType.Element:
            Console.WriteLine("Element: {0}", ((XElement)node).Name);
        case XmlNodeType.Text:
            Console.WriteLine("Text: {0}", ((XText)node).Value);

This example produces the following output:

Text: aaa
Element: GrandChild
Text: bbb
Text: ccc
Element: GrandChild
Text: ddd

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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