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XmlReader.MoveToFirstAttribute Method

July 28, 2014

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()

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).

The following example uses the XmlReader methods to read the content of elements and attributes.


StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();

String xmlString =
    @"<bookstore>
        <book genre='autobiography' publicationdate='1981-03-22' ISBN='1-861003-11-0'>
            <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
            <author>
                <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>
                <last-name>Franklin</last-name>
            </author>
            <price>8.99</price>
        </book>
    </bookstore>";

// Create an XmlReader
using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(new StringReader(xmlString)))
{
    reader.ReadToFollowing("book");
    reader.MoveToFirstAttribute();
    string genre = reader.Value;
    output.AppendLine("The genre value: " + genre);

    reader.ReadToFollowing("title");
    output.AppendLine("Content of the title element: " + reader.ReadElementContentAsString());
}

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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