XDocument.Root Property


Gets the root element of the XML Tree for this document.

 property System::Xml::Linq::XElement ^ Root { System::Xml::Linq::XElement ^ get(); };
public System.Xml.Linq.XElement Root { get; }
public System.Xml.Linq.XElement? Root { get; }
member this.Root : System.Xml.Linq.XElement
Public ReadOnly Property Root As XElement

Property Value

The root XElement of the XML tree.


The following example uses this property to get the root element of a document.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(  
    new XComment("This is a comment."),  
    new XElement("Pubs",   
        new XElement("Book",  
            new XElement("Title", "Artifacts of Roman Civilization"),  
            new XElement("Author", "Moreno, Jordao")  
        new XElement("Book",  
            new XElement("Title", "Midieval Tools and Implements"),  
            new XElement("Author", "Gazit, Inbar")  
    new XComment("This is another comment.")  
Dim doc As XDocument = _  
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>  
    <!--This is a comment.-->  
            <Title>Artifacts of Roman Civilization</Title>  
            <Author>Moreno, Jordao</Author>  
            <Title>Midieval Tools and Implements</Title>  
            <Author>Gazit, Inbar</Author>  
        <!--This is another comment.-->  


This example produces the following output:



This property is useful when you want to compose LINQ to XML queries in the same context as when composing them for a tree rooted in XElement. See Query an XDocument vs. query an XElement for more details.

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