XPathNavigator.MoveToFollowing Method (XPathNodeType)

Moves the XPathNavigator to the following element of the XPathNodeType specified in document order.

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

public virtual bool MoveToFollowing (
	XPathNodeType type
public boolean MoveToFollowing (
	XPathNodeType type
public function MoveToFollowing (
	type : XPathNodeType
) : boolean
Not applicable.



The XPathNodeType of the element. The XPathNodeType cannot be Attribute or Namespace.

Return Value

true if the XPathNavigator moved successfully; otherwise false.

  • The MoveToFollowing method does not move to attribute or namespace nodes. If the XPathNodeType parameter value is Attribute or Namespace, the MoveToFollowing method returns false and the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

  • If the MoveToFollowing method returns false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

In the following example, the XPathNavigator is moved from the root of the contosoBooks.xml file to the following bookstore element.

XPathDocument document = new XPathDocument("contosoBooks.xml");
XPathNavigator navigator = document.CreateNavigator();


Console.WriteLine("Position: {0}", navigator.Name);

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

<bookstore xmlns="http://www.contoso.com/books">
    <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981-03-22" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
        <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
        <title>The Gorgias</title>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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