MoveToFollowing Method (XPathNodeType, XPathNavigator)

XPathNavigator.MoveToFollowing Method (XPathNodeType, XPathNavigator)

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

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

public virtual bool MoveToFollowing(
	XPathNodeType type,
	XPathNavigator end


Type: System.Xml.XPath.XPathNodeType
The XPathNodeType of the element. The XPathNodeType cannot be Attribute or Namespace.
Type: System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator
The XPathNavigator object positioned on the element boundary which the current XPathNavigator will not move past while searching for the following element.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the XPathNavigator moved successfully; otherwise false.

In the following example, the XPathNavigator is moved from the root of the contosoBooks.xml file to the following price element. A clone of the XPathNavigator object is made using the Clone method. The cloned XPathNavigator, positioned on the price element, will be used as a boundary. Changes in the position of the cloned XPathNavigator do not affect the original XPathNavigator. The original XPathNavigator is moved back to the root of the contosoBooks.xml file using the MoveToRoot method. The title and first and last name of the author are retrieved using the MoveToFollowing method and an XPathNodeType of Text. The MoveToFollowing method will return true until the price element boundary is reached.

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

navigator.MoveToFollowing("price", "");
XPathNavigator boundary = navigator.Clone();


while (navigator.MoveToFollowing(XPathNodeType.Text, boundary))

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

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<bookstore xmlns="">
    <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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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