XNode.Ancestors Method ()

 

Returns a collection of the ancestor elements of this node.

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> Ancestors()

Return Value

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

An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of the ancestor elements of this node.

This method does not return itself in the results.

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

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example uses this method to enumerate the ancestors of a node.


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

This example produces the following output:


                Child
Root

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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