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 ReadOnly Property Root As XElement

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.


                Dim doc As XDocument = _
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
    <!--This is a comment.-->
    <Pubs>
        <Book>
            <Title>Artifacts of Roman Civilization</Title>
            <Author>Moreno, Jordao</Author>
        </Book>
        <Book>
            <Title>Midieval Tools and Implements</Title>
            <Author>Gazit, Inbar</Author>
        </Book>
        <!--This is another comment.-->
    </Pubs>

Console.WriteLine(doc.Root.Name.ToString())

This example produces the following output:


Pubs

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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