XmlReader.MoveToNextAttribute Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves to the next attribute.

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

public abstract bool MoveToNextAttribute()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if there is a next attribute; false if there are no more attributes.

If the current node is an element node, this method is equivalent to MoveToFirstAttribute. If MoveToNextAttribute returns true, the reader moves to the next attribute; otherwise, the position of the reader does not change.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();

String xmlString =
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='10-861003-324'>
    <title>The Handmaid's Tale</title>
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>
    <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>

// Load the file and ignore all white space.
XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings.IgnoreWhitespace = true;
using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(new StringReader(xmlString), settings))
    // Move the reader to the second book node.
    reader.Skip(); //Skip the first book.

    // Parse the file starting with the second book node.
        switch (reader.NodeType)
            case XmlNodeType.Element:
                output.AppendLine("<" + reader.Name);
                while (reader.MoveToNextAttribute())
                    output.AppendLine(" " + reader.Name + "=" + reader.Value);
            case XmlNodeType.Text:
            case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
                output.AppendLine("</" + reader.Name + ">");
    } while (reader.Read());

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.