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XNode.ElementsBeforeSelf Method

Returns a collection of the sibling elements before this node, in document order.

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> ElementsBeforeSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>
An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of the sibling elements before this node, in document order.

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

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example uses this axis method.


StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XText("Text content."),
    new XElement("Child1", "child1 content"),
    new XElement("Child2", "child2 content"),
    new XElement("Child3", "child3 content"),
    new XText("More text content."),
    new XElement("Child4", "child4 content"),
    new XElement("Child5", "child5 content")
);
XElement child = xmlTree.Element("Child3");
IEnumerable<XElement> elements = child.ElementsBeforeSelf();
foreach (XElement el in elements)
    output.Append(el.Name + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


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

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

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