When overridden in a derived class, reads the next node from the stream.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
When an XmlReader is first created and initialized, there is no information available. You must call Read to read the first node.
This method requires at least four bytes from the data stream in order to begin parsing. If fewer than four bytes are returned and there is no more data in the stream, the method will fail. If there is more data in the stream, the method will block parsing until receipt of the fourth byte.
For the asynchronous version of this method, see ReadAsync.
The following example reads an XML file and displays each of the nodes.
The sample uses the items.xml file.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!-- This is a sample XML document --> <!DOCTYPE Items [<!ENTITY number "123">]> <Items> <Item>Test with an entity: &number;</Item> <Item>Test with a child element <more/> stuff</Item> <Item>Test with a CDATA section <![CDATA[<456>]]> def</Item> <Item>Test with a char entity: A</Item> <!-- Fourteen chars in this element.--> <Item>1234567890ABCD</Item> </Items>