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XmlElement.RemoveAll Method

Removes all specified attributes and children of the current node. Default attributes are not removed.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public override void RemoveAll ()
public void RemoveAll ()
public override function RemoveAll ()

The following example removes all attributes and child nodes from the root element.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    // Remove all attributes and child nodes from the book element.
    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;
    root.RemoveAll();

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    Console.WriteLine(doc.InnerXml);
  }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
            + "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
            + "</book>");

        // Remove all attributes and child nodes from the book element.
        XmlElement root = doc.get_DocumentElement();
        root.RemoveAll();

        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
        Console.WriteLine(doc.get_InnerXml());
    } //main
} //Sample

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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