XObject.Parent Property

Gets the parent XElement of this XObject.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Parent As XElement

Property Value

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

If this XObject has no parent element, this property returns Nothing.


This property returns the parent element, and as children nodes of an XDocument have no parent element, this property returns Nothing for them.

The following example uses this method.

Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim doc As XDocument = _
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!--A comment in the document.-->
Dim child As XElement = doc.Descendants("Child").First()
Dim root As XElement = child.Parent

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()


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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