XmlReader.ReadToNextSibling Method (String, String)


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

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

abstract ReadToNextSibling : 
        localName:string *
        namespaceURI:string -> bool
override ReadToNextSibling : 
        localName:string *
        namespaceURI:string -> bool


Type: System.String

The local name of the sibling element you wish to move to.

Type: System.String

The namespace URI of the sibling element you wish to move to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if a matching sibling element is found; otherwise, false. If a matching sibling element is not found, the XmlReader is positioned on the end tag (NodeType is XmlNodeType.EndElement) of the parent element.

Exception Condition

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”


Both parameter values are null.


Do not call ReadToNextSibling when the XmlReader is an initial state (ReadState is Initial). You can call Read to advance the XmlReader and then call the ReadToNextSibling method.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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