XContainer.RemoveNodes XContainer.RemoveNodes XContainer.RemoveNodes XContainer.RemoveNodes Method

Definition

Removes the child nodes from this document or element.

public:
 void RemoveNodes();
public void RemoveNodes ();
member this.RemoveNodes : unit -> unit
Public Sub RemoveNodes ()

Examples

The following example creates an XML tree that contains some child nodes. It then calls this method to remove the child nodes.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",  
    new XElement("Child1", 1),  
    new XElement("Child2", 2),  
    new XComment("a comment"),  
    new XElement("Child3", 3),  
    new XElement("Child4", 4),  
    new XText("mixed content"),  
    new XElement("Child5", 5)  
);  
xmlTree.RemoveNodes();  
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree);  
Dim xmltree As XElement = _   
    <Root>  
        <Child1>1</Child1>  
        <Child2>2</Child2>  
        <!--a comment-->  
        <Child3>3</Child3>  
        <Child4>4</Child4>mixed content<Child5>5</Child5>  
    </Root>  

xmltree.RemoveNodes()  
Console.WriteLine(xmltree)  

This example produces the following output:

<Root />  

Remarks

If you call this method on an element that contains attributes, this method will not remove the attributes. To remove the attributes of an element, use RemoveAttributes.

The Remove method has related functionality. It removes the child nodes of every node in a collection.

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

Applies to

See also