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XObject.Parent Property

Gets the parent XElement of this XObject.

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

public XElement Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The parent XElement of this XObject.

If this XObject has no parent element, this property returns null.

NoteNote

This property returns the parent element, and as children nodes of an XDocument have no parent element, this property returns null for them.

The following example uses this method.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XComment("A comment in the document."),
    new XElement("Root",
        new XElement("Child", "content")
    )
);
XElement child = doc.Descendants("Child").First();
XElement root = child.Parent;
Console.WriteLine(root.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Root

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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