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.


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;

This example produces the following output:


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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