XPathNavigator.MoveToParent Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves the XPathNavigator to the parent node of the current node.

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

public abstract bool MoveToParent()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving to the parent node of the current node; otherwise, false. If false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

The return value of the MoveToParent method depends on the XPathNodeType of the current node, and the XPathNodeType of the parent node to move to.

The following table shows the different XPathNodeType nodes, and the parent nodes they can move to.

XPathNodeType

Parent Node

Root

Root nodes do not have parents.

Element

Element or Root node.

Attribute

Element node.

Text

Element node.

Namespace

Element node.

ProcessingInstruction

Element or Root node.

Comment

Element or Root node.

Whitespace

Element or Root node.

SignificantWhitespace

Element or Root node.

For an example of the MoveToParent method, see the CreateAttribute method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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