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XmlNodeReader.MoveToElement Method

Moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public Function MoveToElement() As Boolean
[C#]
public override bool MoveToElement();
[C++]
public: bool MoveToElement();
[JScript]
public override function MoveToElement() : Boolean;

Return Value

true if the reader is positioned on an attribute (the reader moves to the element that owns the attribute); false if the reader is not positioned on an attribute (the position of the reader does not change).

Remarks

Use this method to return to an element after navigating through its attributes. This method moves the reader to one of the following node types: Element, DocumentType, or XmlDeclaration.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example reads all the attributes on the root node.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim reader As XmlNodeReader = Nothing
        Try
            'Create and load the XML document.
            Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
            doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " & _
                       "</book>")
            
            'Load the XmlNodeReader 
            reader = New XmlNodeReader(doc)
            
            'Read the attributes on the root element.
            reader.MoveToContent()
            If reader.HasAttributes Then
                Dim i As Integer
                For i = 0 To reader.AttributeCount - 1
                    reader.MoveToAttribute(i)
                    Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", reader.Name, reader.Value)
                Next i
                'Return the reader to the book element.
                reader.MoveToElement()
            End If
        
        Finally
            If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
                reader.Close()
            End If
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlNodeReader reader = null;

    try
    {
       //Create and load the XML document.
       XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
       doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " +
                   "</book>"); 

       //Load the XmlNodeReader 
       reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);
  
       //Read the attributes on the root element.
       reader.MoveToContent();
       if (reader.HasAttributes){
         for (int i=0; i<reader.AttributeCount; i++){
            reader.MoveToAttribute(i);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", reader.Name, reader.Value);
         }
         //Return the reader to the book element.
         reader.MoveToElement();
       }

     } 

     finally 
     {
        if (reader != null)
          reader.Close();
      }
  }
  
} // End class

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
   XmlNodeReader* reader = 0;

   try
   {
      //Create and load the XML document.
      XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
      doc->LoadXml(S"<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " 
         S"</book>"); 

      //Load the XmlNodeReader 
      reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);

      //Read the attributes on the root element.
      reader->MoveToContent();
      if (reader->HasAttributes){
         for (int i=0; i<reader->AttributeCount; i++){
            reader->MoveToAttribute(i);
            Console::WriteLine(S"{0} = {1}",reader->Name,reader->Value);
         }
         //Return the reader to the book element.
         reader->MoveToElement();
      }

   } 

   __finally 
   {
      if (reader != 0)
         reader->Close();
   }
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlNodeReader Class | XmlNodeReader Members | System.Xml Namespace

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