XObject.NodeType Property

 

Gets the node type for this XObject.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property NodeType As XmlNodeType

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNodeType

The node type for this XObject.

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 uses this method to retrieve the node type for a variety of nodes.


                ' Note that XNode uses XmlNodeType, which is in the System.Xml  namespace.
Dim xmlTree As XDocument = _ 
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!--a comment-->
    <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="hello.xsl"?>
    <Root Att="attContent">
        <Child1><![CDATA[CDATA content]]></Child1>
        <Child2>Text content</Child2>
     </Root>

For Each node As XNode In xmlTree.DescendantNodes
    Console.WriteLine(node.NodeType.ToString())
    If node.NodeType = XmlNodeType.Element Then
        For Each att In DirectCast(node, XElement).Attributes
            Console.WriteLine(att.NodeType.ToString())
        Next
    End If
Next

This example produces the following output:


                Comment
ProcessingInstruction
Element
Attribute
Element
CDATA
Element
Text

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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