XElement.NodeType XElement.NodeType XElement.NodeType XElement.NodeType Property

Definition

Gets the node type for this node.

public:
 virtual property System::Xml::XmlNodeType NodeType { System::Xml::XmlNodeType get(); };
public override System.Xml.XmlNodeType NodeType { get; }
member this.NodeType : System.Xml.XmlNodeType
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property NodeType As XmlNodeType
Property Value

The node type. For XElement objects, this value is Element.

Examples

The following example uses this property to print the node type of an element.

XElement el1 = new XElement("Root", "content");  
Console.WriteLine(el1.NodeType);  
Console.WriteLine();  
Dim el1 As XElement = <Root>content</Root>  
Console.WriteLine(el1.NodeType.ToString())  
Console.WriteLine()  

This example produces the following output:

Element  

Remarks

Because all classes that derive from XObject contain a NodeType property, you can write code that operates on collections of concrete subclass of XObject. Your code can then test for the node type of each node in the collection.

Applies to