IXmlLineInfo Interface


Provides an interface to enable a class to return line and position information.

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

Public Interface IXmlLineInfo


Gets the current line number.


Gets the current line position.


Gets a value indicating whether the class can return line information.

The following example parses an XML fragment. Each node is displayed, including its depth, line number, and line position.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    ' Create the XML fragment to be parsed.
    Dim xmlFrag as string = "<book>" + Chr(10) & _
                            "  <misc>"  + Chr(10) & _
                            "    <style>paperback</style>"  + Chr(10) & _
                            "    <pages>240</pages>" + Chr(10) & _
                            "  </misc>" + Chr(10) & _

    ' Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
    Dim nsmgr as XmlNamespaceManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable())

    ' Create the XmlParserContext.
    Dim context as XmlParserContext = new XmlParserContext(nothing, nsmgr, nothing, XmlSpace.None)

    ' Create the reader.
    Dim reader as XmlValidatingReader = new XmlValidatingReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context)

    Dim lineInfo as IXmlLineInfo = CType(reader, IXmlLineInfo)
    if (lineInfo.HasLineInfo())

      ' Parse the XML and display each node.
      while (reader.Read())
       select case reader.NodeType
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, lineInfo.LineNumber, lineInfo.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.Name)
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, lineInfo.LineNumber, lineInfo.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("  {0}", reader.Value)
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, lineInfo.LineNumber, lineInfo.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("</{0}>", reader.Name)
       end select       
      end while           
    end if

    ' Close the reader.

  end sub
end class

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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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