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XNode.ElementsBeforeSelf Method (XName)

Returns a filtered collection of the sibling elements before this node, 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)
member ElementsBeforeSelf : 
        name:XName -> IEnumerable<XElement> 

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 sibling elements before this node, in document order. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

This method only includes siblings in the returned collection. It does not include descendants.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example uses this method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

Child2

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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