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XmlReader.ReadToFollowing Method (String)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Reads until an element with the specified qualified name is found.

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

public virtual bool ReadToFollowing (
	string name
)
public boolean ReadToFollowing (
	String name
)
public function ReadToFollowing (
	name : String
) : boolean

Parameters

name

The qualified name of the element.

Return Value

true if a matching element is found; otherwise false and the XmlReader is in an end of file state.

This method is functionally equivalent executing the following::name XPath expression from the current node. It provides a quick way to find a named element in the XML document. It advances the reader to the next following element that matches the specified name and returns true if a matching element is found.

This method can be called on all node types.

The following example reads the ISBN attribute on each book node.

using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("books.xml")) {
    reader.ReadToFollowing("book");
    do {
       Console.WriteLine("ISBN: {0}", reader.GetAttribute("ISBN")); 
    } while (reader.ReadToNextSibling("book"));
}

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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