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XElement.AncestorsAndSelf Method (XName)

Returns a filtered collection of elements that contain this element, and the ancestors of this element. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

public IEnumerable<XElement> AncestorsAndSelf(
	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 that contain this element, and the ancestors of this element. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.

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

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example uses this axis method.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child",
        new XElement("GrandChild", "element content")
    )
);
XElement gc = xmlTree.Element("Child").Element("GrandChild");
IEnumerable<XElement> aas = gc.AncestorsAndSelf("Child");
foreach (XElement el in aas)
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Child

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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