XNode.Ancestors Method (XName)

 

Returns a filtered collection of the ancestor elements of this node. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> Ancestors(
	XName name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName

The XName to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>

An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of the ancestor elements of this node. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

The nodes in the returned collection are in reverse document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

This method will not return itself in the results.

The following example uses this method.


                XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", 
        new XElement("GrandChild", "content")
    )
);
IEnumerable<XElement> grandChild = xmlTree.Descendants("GrandChild");
foreach (XElement el in grandChild.Ancestors("Child"))
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name);

This example produces the following output:


Child

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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