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XmlReader.MoveToFirstAttribute Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves to the first attribute.

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

public abstract bool MoveToFirstAttribute ()
public abstract boolean MoveToFirstAttribute ()
public abstract function MoveToFirstAttribute () : boolean
Not applicable.

Return Value

true if an attribute exists (the reader moves to the first attribute); otherwise, false (the position of the reader does not change).

The following example gets the value of the first attribute.

reader.ReadToFollowing("book");
reader.MoveToFirstAttribute();
string genre = reader.Value;
Console.WriteLine("The genre value: " + genre);

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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