XmlValidatingReader.MoveToFirstAttribute Method

Moves to the first attribute.

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

public override bool MoveToFirstAttribute()

Return Value

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

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

The following example reads an XML fragment.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    //Create the validating reader.
    XmlTextReader txtreader = new XmlTextReader("attrs.xml");
    XmlValidatingReader reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtreader);

    //Read the genre attribute.
    reader.MoveToContent();
    reader.MoveToFirstAttribute();
    string genre=reader.Value;
    Console.WriteLine("The genre value: " + genre);

    //Close the reader.
    reader.Close();

  } 
} // End class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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