XmlDocument.GetElementsByTagName Method (String, String)

Returns an XmlNodeList containing a list of all descendant elements that match the specified LocalName and NamespaceURI.

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

public virtual XmlNodeList GetElementsByTagName(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

localName
Type: System.String

The LocalName to match. The special value "*" matches all tags.

namespaceURI
Type: System.String

NamespaceURI to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNodeList
An XmlNodeList containing a list of all matching nodes. If no nodes match the specified localName and namespaceURI, the returned collection will be empty.

The nodes are placed in the order in which they would be encountered in the document tree.

NoteNote

It is recommended that you use the XmlNode.SelectNodes or XmlNode.SelectSingleNode method instead of the GetElementsByTagName method.

.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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