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XNode::ElementsBeforeSelf Method

Returns a collection of the sibling elements before this node, in document order.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)
  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public:
IEnumerable<XElement^>^ ElementsBeforeSelf()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic::IEnumerable<XElement>
An IEnumerable<T> of XElement of the sibling elements before this node, in document order.

This method only includes siblings in the returned collection. It does not include descendants.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example uses this axis method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

Child1
Child2

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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