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XmlReader.ReadToFollowing Method (String)

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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