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XmlNode.RemoveAll Method

Removes all the child nodes and/or attributes of the current node.

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

public virtual void RemoveAll()

If a removed attribute is known to have a default value, an attribute immediately appears containing the default value and, if applicable, the corresponding namespace URI, local name, and prefix.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding RemoveAll in a derived class, in order for events to be raised correctly, you must call the RemoveAll method of the base class.

The following example removes all child and attribute nodes from the root node.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

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

    XmlNode root = doc.DocumentElement;

    //Remove all attribute and child nodes.
    root.RemoveAll();

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    doc.Save(Console.Out);

  }
}
#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 genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
                 S"</book>");

    XmlNode* root = doc->DocumentElement;

    //Remove all attribute and child nodes.
    root->RemoveAll();

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");
    doc->Save(Console::Out);
}

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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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