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XmlNode.HasChildNodes Property

Gets a value indicating whether this node has any child nodes.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property HasChildNodes As Boolean
public virtual bool HasChildNodes {get;}
public: __property virtual bool get_HasChildNodes();
public function get HasChildNodes() : Boolean;

Property Value

true if the node has child nodes; otherwise, false.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example displays all the child nodes of the root element.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "<price>19.95</price>" & _
        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.FirstChild
        'Display the contents of the child nodes.
        If root.HasChildNodes Then
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To root.ChildNodes.Count - 1
            Next i
        End If
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "<price>19.95</price>" +

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    //Display the contents of the child nodes.
    if (root.HasChildNodes)
      for (int i=0; i<root.ChildNodes.Count; i++)

#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 ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
               S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 

  XmlNode* root = doc->FirstChild;

  //Display the contents of the child nodes.
  if (root->HasChildNodes)
    for (int i=0; i<root->ChildNodes->Count; i++)

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Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlNode Class | XmlNode Members | System.Xml Namespace