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XElement::DescendantNodesAndSelf Method

Returns a collection of nodes that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

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

public:
IEnumerable<XNode^>^ DescendantNodesAndSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic::IEnumerable<XNode>
An IEnumerable<T> of XNode that contain this element, and all descendant nodes of this element, in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree, and then uses this axis method.

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

This example produces the following output:

Root
Child
Some text
GrandChild
element content

.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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