XPathNavigator.Matches Method (String)

Determines whether the current node matches the specified XPath expression.

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

public virtual bool Matches(
	string xpath


Type: System.String

The XPath expression.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current node matches the specified XPath expression; otherwise, false.


The XPath expression cannot be evaluated.


The XPath expression is not valid.

This method has no affect on the state of the XPathNavigator.

For an example of the Matches method, see the XPathNavigator.Matches method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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