XmlNode.PreviousSibling Property

Gets the node immediately preceding this node.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public virtual XmlNode PreviousSibling { get; }
/** @property */
public XmlNode get_PreviousSibling ()

public function get PreviousSibling () : XmlNode

Not applicable.

Property Value

The preceding XmlNode. If there is no preceding node, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

The following example displays all the books in the XML document.

using System;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

      XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
      doc.Load("books.xml");

      XmlNode lastNode = doc.DocumentElement.LastChild;
      Console.WriteLine("Last book...");
      Console.WriteLine(lastNode.OuterXml);

      XmlNode prevNode = lastNode.PreviousSibling;
      Console.WriteLine("\r\nPrevious book...");
      Console.WriteLine(prevNode.OuterXml);  
  }
}

import System.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.Load("books.xml");

        XmlNode lastNode = doc.get_DocumentElement().get_LastChild();
        Console.WriteLine("Last book...");
        Console.WriteLine(lastNode.get_OuterXml());

        XmlNode prevNode = lastNode.get_PreviousSibling();
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nPrevious book...");
        Console.WriteLine(prevNode.get_OuterXml());
    } //main
} //Sample

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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