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 Function Ancestors As IEnumerable(Of XElement)

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XElement)

An IEnumerable(Of 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.


                Dim xmlTree As XElement = _ 
        <Root>
            <Child>
                <GrandChild>content</GrandChild>
            </Child>
        </Root>

Dim grandChild As IEnumerable(Of XElement) = xmlTree...<GrandChild>
For Each el In grandChild.Ancestors()
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name)
Next

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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