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XPathNavigator.MoveToChild Method (XPathNodeType)

Moves the XPathNavigator to the child node of the XPathNodeType specified.

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

public virtual bool MoveToChild(
	XPathNodeType type


Type: System.Xml.XPath.XPathNodeType
The XPathNodeType of the child node to move to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving to the child node; otherwise, false. If false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

The return value of the MoveToChild method depends on the XPathNodeType of the current node, and the XPathNodeType of the child node to move to.

The following table shows the different XPathNodeType nodes, and the child nodes they can move to.

Current Node's XPathNodeType

Child Node's XPathNodeType


Element, ProcessingInstruction, Comment, or Text.


Element, ProcessingInstruction, Comment, or Text.

All other XPathNodeType values


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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