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GetParentKey Method

Summary

Returns the item in the Dicom Dir Data Set that contains the parent of the specified item.

Syntax
C#
VB
Java
C++
public DicomElement GetParentKey( 
   DicomElement element 
) 
Public Function GetParentKey( _ 
   ByVal element As DicomElement _ 
) As DicomElement 
public DicomElement getParentKey(DicomElement element) 
public: 
DicomElement^ GetParentKey(  
   DicomElement^ element 
)  

Parameters

element
An item in the Data Set.

Return Value

The item in the Data Set that is the parent of the item specified by element, or a null reference (Nothing in VB) if element has no parent (element is a Level 0 item).

Remarks

The parent is the ancestor one level higher than the specified item. If the specified item is a Level 0 item, this method will return a null reference (Nothing in VB). Please note that the numbering of the items in the following illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order. getprnt.gif

If the passed object points to: The method returns an object pointing to:
Item 1 null
Item 2 Item 3
Item 4 Item 3
Item 5 Item 6

The following methods will also help you navigate the Data Set:

GetFirstKey

GetLastKey

GetNextKey

GetRootKey

GetChildKey

Example

For an example, refer to Reset.

Requirements

Target Platforms

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