XNode.ElementsBeforeSelf Method ()

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

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

Public Function ElementsBeforeSelf As IEnumerable(Of XElement)

Return Value

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

An IEnumerable(Of 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.


                Dim xmlTree As XElement = _ 
        <Root>Text content.
            <Child1>child1 content</Child1>
            <Child2>child2 content</Child2>
            <Child3>child3 content</Child3>More text content.
            <Child4>child4 content</Child4>
            <Child5>child5 content</Child5>
        </Root>

Dim child As XElement = xmlTree.<Child3>(0)
Dim elements As IEnumerable(Of XElement) = child.ElementsBeforeSelf()

For Each el In elements
    Console.WriteLine(el.Name)
Next

This example produces the following output:


                Child1
Child2

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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