XmlNode.PreviousSibling XmlNode.PreviousSibling XmlNode.PreviousSibling XmlNode.PreviousSibling Property

Definition

Gets the node immediately preceding this node.

public:
 virtual property System::Xml::XmlNode ^ PreviousSibling { System::Xml::XmlNode ^ get(); };
public virtual System.Xml.XmlNode PreviousSibling { get; }
member this.PreviousSibling : System.Xml.XmlNode
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property PreviousSibling As XmlNode

Property Value

The preceding XmlNode. If there is no preceding node, null is returned.

Examples

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

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew 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 );
}

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);  
  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

public class Sample 

  public shared sub Main() 

      Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
      doc.Load("books.xml")

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

      Dim prevNode as XmlNode = lastNode.PreviousSibling
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.LF + "Previous book...")
      Console.WriteLine(prevNode.OuterXml)  
  end sub
end class

Applies to