XmlNode.HasChildNodes Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether this node has any child nodes.

public:
 virtual property bool HasChildNodes { bool get(); };
public virtual bool HasChildNodes { get; }
member this.HasChildNodes : bool
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property HasChildNodes As Boolean

Property Value

true if the node has child nodes; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following example displays all the child nodes of the root element.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"
   "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
   "<price>19.95</price>"
   "</book>" );
   XmlNode^ root = doc->FirstChild;
   
   //Display the contents of the child nodes.
   if ( root->HasChildNodes )
   {
      for ( int i = 0; i < root->ChildNodes->Count; i++ )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( root->ChildNodes[ i ]->InnerText );
      }
   }
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "<price>19.95</price>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    //Display the contents of the child nodes.
    if (root.HasChildNodes)
    {
      for (int i=0; i<root.ChildNodes.Count; i++)
      {
        Console.WriteLine(root.ChildNodes[i].InnerText);
      }
    }
  }
}
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "<price>19.95</price>" & _
                    "</book>")
        
        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.FirstChild
        
        'Display the contents of the child nodes.
        If root.HasChildNodes Then
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To root.ChildNodes.Count - 1
                Console.WriteLine(root.ChildNodes(i).InnerText)
            Next i
        End If
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

For information about child nodes, see the W3C DOM (Core) Level 1 specification

Applies to