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parentNode Property

Contains the parent node.

var objXMLDOMNode = oXMLDOMNode.parentNode;

Example

The following script example sets a variable ('newNode') to reference the parent node of another IXMLDOMNode object ('currNode'). It then uses the reference to the new node to display the XML contents of its parent node.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0");
var currNode;
var newNode;
xmlDoc.async = false;
xmlDoc.load("books.xml");
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   currNode =    xmlDoc.documentElement.childNodes.item(1).childNodes.item(0);
   newNode = currNode.parentNode;
   WScript.Echo(newNode.xml);
}


Set objXMLDOMNode = oXMLDOMNode.parentNode

HRESULT get_parentNode(
    IXMLDOMNode **parent);

Parameters

parent[out, retval]

The parent of the given node instance.

C/C++ Return Values

S_FALSE

The value returned if there is no parent.

S_OK

The value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if the parent parameter is Null.

The property is read-only. All nodes except Document, DocumentFragment, and Attribute nodes can have a parent. However, 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.

This value depends on the value of the nodeType property.

NODE_ATTRIBUTE

NODE_DOCUMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT

Returns Null; these nodes do not have parents.

NODE_CDATA_SECTION

Returns the element or entity reference containing the CDATA section.

NODE_COMMENT

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

NODE_DOCUMENT_TYPE

Returns the document node.

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. If the node is the document node, parentNode is Null.

NODE_ENTITY

Returns the document type node.

NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE

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

NODE_NOTATION

Returns the document type node.

NODE_PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION

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

NODE_TEXT

Returns the parent element, attribute, or entity reference.

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

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