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XmlReader.ReadToDescendant Method (String, String)

Advances the XmlReader to the next descendant element with the specified local name and namespace URI.

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

public virtual bool ReadToDescendant(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

localName
Type: System.String
The local name of the element you wish to move to.
namespaceURI
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the element you wish to move to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a matching descendant element is found; otherwise false. If a matching child element is not found, the XmlReader is positioned on the end tag (NodeType is XmlNodeType.EndElement) of the element.
If the XmlReader is not positioned on an element when ReadToDescendant was called, this method returns false and the position of the XmlReader is not changed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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