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XNode.Ancestors Method (XName)

Returns a filtered collection of the ancestor elements of this node. 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)
public IEnumerable<XElement> Ancestors(
	XName name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
The XName to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>
An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of the ancestor elements of this node. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.
The nodes in the returned collection are in reverse document order.
This method uses deferred execution.

This method will not return itself in the results.

The following example uses this method.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", 
        new XElement("GrandChild", "content")
    )
);
IEnumerable<XElement> grandChild = xmlTree.Descendants("GrandChild");
foreach (XElement el in grandChild.Ancestors("Child"))
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Child

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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