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XPathNavigator.MoveToNext Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves the XPathNavigator to the next sibling node of the current node.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride Function MoveToNext As Boolean

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving to the next sibling node; otherwise, false if there are no more siblings or if the XPathNavigator is currently positioned on an attribute node. If false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

The following example iterates over the node tree recursively, and displays information about element and text nodes.

Shared Sub XPathNavigatorMethods_MoveToNext()

    Dim document As XPathDocument = New XPathDocument("books.xml")
    Dim navigator As XPathNavigator = document.CreateNavigator()
    Dim nodeset As XPathNodeIterator = navigator.Select("descendant::book[author/last-name='Melville']")

    While nodeset.MoveNext()
        ' Clone iterator here when working with it.
        RecursiveWalk(nodeset.Current.Clone())
    End While 

End Sub 

Shared Sub RecursiveWalk(ByVal navigator As XPathNavigator)

    Select Case navigator.NodeType
        Case XPathNodeType.Element
            If navigator.Prefix = String.Empty Then
                Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", navigator.LocalName)
            Else
                Console.Write("<{0}:{1}>", navigator.Prefix, navigator.LocalName)
                Console.WriteLine(vbTab + navigator.NamespaceURI)
            End If 
        Case XPathNodeType.Text
            Console.WriteLine(vbTab + navigator.Value)
    End Select 

    If navigator.MoveToFirstChild() Then 
        Do
            RecursiveWalk(navigator)
        Loop While (navigator.MoveToNext())

        navigator.MoveToParent()
        If (navigator.NodeType = XPathNodeType.Element) Then
            Console.WriteLine("</{0}>", navigator.Name)
        End If 
    Else 
        If navigator.NodeType = XPathNodeType.Element Then
            Console.WriteLine("</{0}>", navigator.Name)
        End If 
    End If 

End Sub

The example takes the books.xml file as an input.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
<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>
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>
        <author>
            <first-name>Herman</first-name>
            <last-name>Melville</last-name>
        </author>
        <price>11.99</price>
    </book>
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
        <title>The Gorgias</title>
        <author>
            <name>Plato</name>
        </author>
        <price>9.99</price>
    </book>
</bookstore>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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