XmlNode.RemoveAll XmlNode.RemoveAll XmlNode.RemoveAll XmlNode.RemoveAll Method

Definition

Removes all the child nodes and/or attributes of the current node.

public:
 virtual void RemoveAll();
[System.Runtime.TargetedPatchingOptOut("Performance critical to inline across NGen image boundaries")]
public virtual void RemoveAll ();
abstract member RemoveAll : unit -> unit
override this.RemoveAll : unit -> unit
Public Overridable Sub RemoveAll ()

Examples

The following example removes all child and attribute nodes from the root node.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>"
   "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
   "</book>" );
   XmlNode^ root = doc->DocumentElement;
   
   //Remove all attribute and child nodes.
   root->RemoveAll();
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the modified XML..." );
   doc->Save( Console::Out );
}

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 all attribute and child nodes.
    root.RemoveAll();

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

  }
}
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")
        
        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement
        
        'Remove all attribute and child nodes.
        root.RemoveAll()
        
        Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
        doc.Save(Console.Out)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

Remarks

If a removed attribute is known to have a default value, an attribute immediately appears containing the default value and, if applicable, the corresponding namespace URI, local name, and prefix.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

Notes to Inheritors

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

Applies to