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LinkedListNode<T>.Previous Property

Gets the previous node in the LinkedList<T>.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public LinkedListNode<T> Previous { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.LinkedListNode<T>
A reference to the previous node in the LinkedList<T>, or null if the current node is the first element (First) of the LinkedList<T>.

The following code example creates a LinkedListNode<T>, adds it to a LinkedList<T>, and tracks the values of its properties as the LinkedList<T> changes.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class GenericCollection  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Create a new LinkedListNode of type String and displays its properties.
      LinkedListNode<String> lln = new LinkedListNode<String>( "orange" );
      Console.WriteLine( "After creating the node ...." );
      DisplayProperties( lln );

      // Create a new LinkedList.
      LinkedList<String> ll = new LinkedList<String>();

      // Add the "orange" node and display its properties.
      ll.AddLast( lln );
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding the node to the empty LinkedList ...." );
      DisplayProperties( lln );

      // Add nodes before and after the "orange" node and display the "orange" node's properties.
      ll.AddFirst( "red" );
      ll.AddLast( "yellow" );
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding red and yellow ...." );
      DisplayProperties( lln );

   }

   public static void DisplayProperties( LinkedListNode<String> lln )  {
      if ( lln.List == null )
         Console.WriteLine( "   Node is not linked." );
      else
         Console.WriteLine( "   Node belongs to a linked list with {0} elements.", lln.List.Count );

      if ( lln.Previous == null )
         Console.WriteLine( "   Previous node is null." );
      else
         Console.WriteLine( "   Value of previous node: {0}", lln.Previous.Value );

      Console.WriteLine( "   Value of current node:  {0}", lln.Value );

      if ( lln.Next == null )
         Console.WriteLine( "   Next node is null." );
      else
         Console.WriteLine( "   Value of next node:     {0}", lln.Next.Value );

      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}


/*

This code produces the following output.

After creating the node ....
   Node is not linked.
   Previous node is null.
   Value of current node:  orange
   Next node is null.

After adding the node to the empty LinkedList ....
   Node belongs to a linked list with 1 elements.
   Previous node is null.
   Value of current node:  orange
   Next node is null.

After adding red and yellow ....
   Node belongs to a linked list with 3 elements.
   Value of previous node: red
   Value of current node:  orange
   Value of next node:     yellow

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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