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XPathNavigator.InsertAfter Method

Returns an XmlWriter object used to create a new sibling node after the currently selected node.

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

public virtual XmlWriter InsertAfter()

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
An XmlWriter object used to create a new sibling node after the currently selected node.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The position of the XPathNavigator does not allow a new sibling node to be inserted after the current node.

NotSupportedException

The XPathNavigator does not support editing.

The following are important notes to consider when using the InsertAfter method.

In the following example a new pages element is inserted after the price child element of the first book element in the contosoBooks.xml file using the XmlWriter object returned by the InsertAfter method.


XmlDocument document = new XmlDocument();
document.Load("contosoBooks.xml");
XPathNavigator navigator = document.CreateNavigator();

navigator.MoveToChild("bookstore", "http://www.contoso.com/books");
navigator.MoveToChild("book", "http://www.contoso.com/books");
navigator.MoveToChild("price", "http://www.contoso.com/books");

XmlWriter pages = navigator.InsertAfter();
pages.WriteElementString("pages", "100");
pages.Close();

navigator.MoveToParent();
Console.WriteLine(navigator.OuterXml);


The example takes the contosoBooks.xml file as an input.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<bookstore xmlns="http://www.contoso.com/books">
    <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981-03-22" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
        <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
        <author>
            <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>
            <last-name>Franklin</last-name>
        </author>
        <price>8.99</price>
    </book>
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>
        <author>
            <first-name>Herman</first-name>
            <last-name>Melville</last-name>
        </author>
        <price>11.99</price>
    </book>
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
        <title>The Gorgias</title>
        <author>
            <name>Plato</name>
        </author>
        <price>9.99</price>
    </book>
</bookstore>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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