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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 MustOverride Function MoveToParent As Boolean

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.


Parent Node


Root nodes do not have parents.


Element or Root node.


Element node.


Element node.


Element node.


Element or Root node.


Element or Root node.


Element or Root node.


Element or Root node.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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