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XmlValidatingReader.MoveToAttribute Method (String, String)

Moves to the attribute with the specified local name and namespace Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

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

public override bool MoveToAttribute(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI


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

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the attribute is found; otherwise, false. If false, the position of the reader does not change.


The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework version 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

After calling this method, the Name, NamespaceURI, and Prefix properties reflect the properties of that attribute.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.