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XmlDataDocument.GetElementsByTagName Method (String)

Returns an XmlNodeList containing a list of all descendant elements that match the specified Name.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Data (in

public override XmlNodeList GetElementsByTagName (
	string name
public XmlNodeList GetElementsByTagName (
	String name
public override function GetElementsByTagName (
	name : String
) : XmlNodeList



The qualified name to match. It is matched against the Name property of the matching node. The special value "*" matches all tags.

Return Value

An XmlNodeList containing a list of all matching nodes.


It is recommended that you use the System.Xml.XmlNode.SelectNodes or System.Xml.XmlNode.SelectSingleNode method instead of the GetElementsByTagName method.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0