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XmlElement.ParentNode Property

This member overrides XmlNode.ParentNode, and more complete documentation might be available in that topic.

Gets the parent of this node (for nodes that can have parents).

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

public override XmlNode ParentNode { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

The XmlNode that is the parent of the current node. If a node has just been created and not yet added to the tree, or if it has been removed from the tree, the parent is null. For all other nodes, the value returned depends on the NodeType of the node. The following table describes the possible return values for the ParentNode property.

NodeType

Return Value of ParentNode

Attribute, Document, DocumentFragment, Entity, Notation

Returns null; these nodes do not have parents.

CDATA

Returns the element or entity reference containing the CDATA section.

Comment

Returns the element, entity reference, document type, or document containing the comment.

DocumentType

Returns the document node.

Element

Returns the parent node of the element. If the element is the root node in the tree, the parent is the document node.

EntityReference

Returns the element, attribute, or entity reference containing the entity reference.

ProcessingInstruction

Returns the document, element, document type, or entity reference containing the processing instruction.

Text

Returns the parent element, attribute, or entity reference containing the text node.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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