XContainer.FirstNode Property

Get the first child node of this node.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property FirstNode As XNode
public XNode FirstNode { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XNode
An XNode containing the first child node of the XContainer.

Examples

The following example creates an element that contains child elements. It then gets the first child node of the parent element.

Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
        <Root>
            <Child1>1</Child1>
            <Child2>2</Child2>
            <Child3>3</Child3>
            <Child4>4</Child4>
            <Child5>5</Child5>
        </Root>

Dim firstNode As XNode = xmlTree.FirstNode
output.Append(firstNode)
output.Append(Environment.NewLine)

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()
StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2),
    new XElement("Child3", 3),
    new XElement("Child4", 4),
    new XElement("Child5", 5)
);
XNode firstNode = xmlTree.FirstNode;
output.Append(firstNode  + 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.