RemoveAll Method

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()

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>" +

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

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()

    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<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;

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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