AddBeforeSelf Method

XNode.AddBeforeSelf Method


Adds the specified content immediately before this node.

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


Adds the specified content immediately before this node.


Adds the specified content immediately before this node.

For details about the valid content that can be passed to this method, see Valid Content of XElement and XDocument Objects.

This method will raise the Changed and Changing events.

The XContainer stores its child notes as a singly-linked list of XNode objects. This means that the AddBeforeSelf method must traverse the list of direct child nodes under the parent container. Therefore, using this method might affect your performance.

The following example uses a LINQ query to create an IEnumerable<T> of XElement, which it then passes to this method. This adds the results of a query to the tree in the desired location.

XElement srcTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Element1", 1),
    new XElement("Element2", 2),
    new XElement("Element3", 3),
    new XElement("Element4", 4),
    new XElement("Element5", 5)
XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2),
    new XElement("Child3", 3),
    new XElement("Child4", 4),
    new XElement("Child5", 5)
XElement child1 = xmlTree.Element("Child1");
    from el in srcTree.Elements()
    where (int)el > 3
    select el

This example produces the following output:

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