ReadToFollowing Method (String)
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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 Overridable Function ReadToFollowing (
	name As String
) As Boolean


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.

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.”


The parameter is an empty string.

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.

      <item xmls="urn:1"/>

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


This method can be called on all node types.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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