XObject.Parent Property

Gets the parent XElement of this XObject.

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

public XElement Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The parent XElement of this XObject.

If this XObject has no parent element, this property returns null.

NoteNote:

This property returns the parent element, and as children nodes of an XDocument have no parent element, this property returns null for them.

The following example uses this method.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XComment("A comment in the document."),
    new XElement("Root",
        new XElement("Child", "content")
    )
);
XElement child = doc.Descendants("Child").First();
XElement root = child.Parent;
Console.WriteLine(root.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Root

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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