XElement.DescendantsAndSelf Method (XName)

Returns a filtered collection of elements that contain this element, and all descendant elements of this element, in document order. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Function DescendantsAndSelf ( _
    name As XName _
) As IEnumerable(Of XElement)
public IEnumerable<XElement> DescendantsAndSelf(
    XName name
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>
An IEnumerable<T> of XElement that contain this element, and all descendant elements of this element, in document order. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

Remarks

This method uses deferred execution.

Examples

The following example creates an XML tree, and then uses this axis method.

Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
    <Root Att1="AttributeContent">
        <Child>Some text
<GrandChild>element content</GrandChild>
        </Child>
    </Root>

Dim das As IEnumerable(Of XElement) = xmlTree.DescendantsAndSelf("Child")

For Each el In das
    output.Append(el.Name)
    output.Append(Environment.NewLine)
Next


OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()
StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", "AttributeContent"),
    new XElement("Child",
        new XText("Some text"),
        new XElement("GrandChild", "element content")
    )
);
IEnumerable<XElement> das = xmlTree.DescendantsAndSelf("Child");
foreach (XElement el in das)
    output.Append(el.Name + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.