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XNode.Ancestors Method (XName)

Returns a filtered collection of the ancestor elements of this node. 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)

'Declaration
Public Function Ancestors ( _
	name As XName _
) As IEnumerable(Of XElement)

Parameters

name
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
The XName to match.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XElement)
An IEnumerable(Of T) of XElement of the ancestor elements of this node. Only elements that have a matching XName are included in the collection.
The nodes in the returned collection are in reverse document order.
This method uses deferred execution.

This method will not return itself in the results.

The following example uses this method.


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