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XmlNode.PreviousSibling Property

Gets the node immediately preceding this node.

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

public virtual XmlNode PreviousSibling { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The preceding XmlNode. If there is no preceding node, null is returned.

The following example displays all the books in the XML document.

using System;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

      XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
      doc.Load("books.xml");

      XmlNode lastNode = doc.DocumentElement.LastChild;
      Console.WriteLine("Last book...");
      Console.WriteLine(lastNode.OuterXml);

      XmlNode prevNode = lastNode.PreviousSibling;
      Console.WriteLine("\r\nPrevious book...");
      Console.WriteLine(prevNode.OuterXml);  
  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->Load(S"books.xml");

    XmlNode* lastNode = doc->DocumentElement->LastChild;
    Console::WriteLine(S"Last book...");
    Console::WriteLine(lastNode->OuterXml);

    XmlNode* prevNode = lastNode->PreviousSibling;
    Console::WriteLine(S"\r\nPrevious book...");
    Console::WriteLine(prevNode->OuterXml);  
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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