XElement.AncestorsAndSelf Method

Returns a collection of elements that contain this element, and the ancestors of this element.

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

public IEnumerable<XElement> AncestorsAndSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XElement>
An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of elements that contain this element, and the ancestors of this element.

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

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an XML tree. It then finds the GrandChild element, and then prints the ancestors of it.


StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child",
        new XElement("GrandChild", "element content")
    )
);
XElement gc = xmlTree.Element("Child").Element("GrandChild");
IEnumerable<XElement> aas =
    from el in gc.AncestorsAndSelf()
    select el;
foreach (XElement el in aas)
    output.Append(el.Name + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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