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GetRootElement Method

Summary
Returns the root element of the specified item.
Syntax
C#
VB
C++
Java
public DicomElement GetRootElement( 
   DicomElement element 
) 
Public Function GetRootElement( _ 
   ByVal element As DicomElement _ 
) As DicomElement 
public DicomElement getRootElement(DicomElement element) 
public: 
DicomElement^ GetRootElement(  
   DicomElement^ element 
)  

Parameters

element
An item in the Data Set.

Return Value

The item in the Data Set that is the root of the item specified by element, or a null reference (Nothing in VB) if the Data Set is empty or element is null.

Remarks

The root is the Level 0 ancestor of element. If element points to an item on Level 0, the object returned points to that same item. Please note that the numbering of the items in the following illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.

getroot.gif

If the passed object points to: The method returns an object pointing to:
Item 1 Item 2
Item 3 Item 2
Item 4 Item4
Item 5 Item 6

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

GetFirstElement

GetLastElement

GetNextElement

GetParentElement

GetChildElement
Example

For an example, refer to Load.

Requirements

Target Platforms

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