NodeType Property
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XCData.NodeType Property

 

Gets the node type for this node.

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

public override XmlNodeType NodeType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNodeType

The node type. For XCData objects, this value is CDATA.

Because all classes that derive from XObject contain a NodeType property, you can write code that operates on collections of concrete subclass of XObject. Your code can then test for the node type of each node in the collection.

The following example creates an XML tree that contains various types of nodes. It then iterates through the tree, and prints the node type of each node.


                // Note that XNode uses XmlNodeType, which is in the System.Xml namespace.
XDocument xmlTree = new XDocument(
    new XComment("a comment"),
    new XProcessingInstruction("xml-stylesheet", "type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"hello.xsl\""),
    new XElement("Root",
        new XAttribute("Att", "attContent"),
        new XElement("Child1",
            new XCData("CDATA content")
        ),
        new XElement("Child2",
            new XText("Text content")
        )
    )
);

foreach (XNode node in xmlTree.DescendantNodes())
{
    Console.WriteLine(node.NodeType);
    if (node.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element)
    {
        foreach (XAttribute att in ((XElement)node).Attributes())
            Console.WriteLine(att.NodeType);
    }
}

This example produces the following output:

Comment
ProcessingInstruction
Element
Attribute
Element
CDATA
Element
Text

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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