Root Property
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XDocument.Root Property


Gets the root element of the XML Tree for this document.

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

public XElement Root { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The root XElement of the XML tree.

This property is useful when you want to compose LINQ to XML queries in the same context as when composing them for a tree rooted in XElement. See Querying an XDocument vs. Querying an XElement for more details.

The following example uses this property to get the root element of a document.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XComment("This is a comment."),
    new XElement("Pubs", 
        new XElement("Book",
            new XElement("Title", "Artifacts of Roman Civilization"),
            new XElement("Author", "Moreno, Jordao")
        new XElement("Book",
            new XElement("Title", "Midieval Tools and Implements"),
            new XElement("Author", "Gazit, Inbar")
    new XComment("This is another comment.")

This example produces the following output:


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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