ReadToFollowing Method (String, String)

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Reads until an element with the specified local name and namespace URI is found.

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

public virtual bool ReadToFollowing(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI


Type: System..::..String
The local name of the element.
Type: System..::..String
The namespace URI 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.

<?xml version="1.0"
      <item xmls="urn:1"/>

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

reader.ReadToFollowing("item", "urn:1");

This method can be called on all node types.