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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
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.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, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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