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DescendantNodesAndSelf Method

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

'Declaration
Public Function DescendantNodesAndSelf As IEnumerable(Of XNode)

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XNode)
An IEnumerable(Of 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.


Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
    <Root Att1="AttributeContent">
        <Child>Some text<GrandChild>element content</GrandChild>
        </Child>
    </Root>

Dim dnas As IEnumerable(Of XNode) = _
    From node In xmlTree.DescendantNodesAndSelf() _
    Select node


For Each node In dnas
    If TypeOf node Is XElement Then
        output.Append(DirectCast(node, XElement).Name)
        output.Append(Environment.NewLine)
    Else
        output.Append(node)
        output.Append(Environment.NewLine)
    End If
Next


OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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