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XPathNavigator.MoveToParent Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves the XPathNavigator to the parent node of the current node.

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

public abstract bool MoveToParent()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving to the parent node of the current node; otherwise, false. If false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

The return value of the MoveToParent method depends on the XPathNodeType of the current node, and the XPathNodeType of the parent node to move to.

The following table shows the different XPathNodeType nodes, and the parent nodes they can move to.

XPathNodeType

Parent Node

Root

Root nodes do not have parents.

Element

Element or Root node.

Attribute

Element node.

Text

Element node.

Namespace

Element node.

ProcessingInstruction

Element or Root node.

Comment

Element or Root node.

Whitespace

Element or Root node.

SignificantWhitespace

Element or Root node.

For an example of the MoveToParent method, see the CreateAttribute method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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