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XmlNode.RemoveChild Method

Removes specified child node.

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

public virtual XmlNode RemoveChild(
	XmlNode oldChild
)

Parameters

oldChild
Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The node being removed.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The node removed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The oldChild is not a child of this node. Or this node is read-only.

Notes to Inheritors

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

The following example removes a node from the XML document.

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 the title element.
    root.RemoveChild(root.FirstChild);

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

  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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