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XContainer.Descendants Method (XName)

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

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

member Descendants : 
        name:XName -> IEnumerable<XElement> 

Parameters

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 descendant elements of the XContainer that match the specified XName.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example prints all descendants of an element.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

Child

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

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

{http://www.adventure-works.com}Child

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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