ReadToFollowing Method (String)

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Reads until an element with the specified qualified name is found.

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

public virtual bool ReadToFollowing(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System..::..String
The qualified name of the element.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Boolean
true if a matching element is found; otherwise false and the XmlReader is in an end of file state.

This method is functionally equivalent executing the following::name XPath expression from the current node. It provides a quick way to find a named element in the XML document. It advances the reader to the next following element that matches the specified name and returns true if a matching element is found. Using the example below, the reader would read to the first instance of the specified element while reading forward.

<!--"sample.xml"-->
<?xml version="1.0"
   <items>
      <item xmls="urn:1"/>
   </items>
</xml>

XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("sample.xml");

reader.ReadToFollowing("item");

This method can be called on all node types.

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