XmlTextReader.LinePosition Property

 

Gets the current line position.

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

public int LinePosition { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The current line position.

System_CAPS_noteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

This property is most commonly used for error reporting, but can be called at any time. The property's starting value is 1.

The position indicated is the first character of text in the markup.

<root>
abc<tag/>
</root>

On the first line of the preceding XML text, a LinePosition of 2 corresponds to the character r; on the second line, a LinePosition of 5 corresponds to the character t; and on the third line, a LinePosition of 3 corresponds to the character r.

Combined with LineNumber, a value of 1,1 indicates the start of the document.

The following example displays each node including its depth, line number, and line position.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample{

  public static void Main(){

    // Create the XML fragment to be parsed.
    string xmlFrag  = 
    @"<book> 
         <misc>
           <style>paperback</style> 
           <pages>240</pages>
         </misc> 
        </book>";

    // Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
    NameTable nt = new NameTable();
    XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(nt);

    // Create the XmlParserContext.
    XmlParserContext context = new XmlParserContext(null, nsmgr, null, XmlSpace.None);

    // Create the reader.
    XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context);

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

    // Close the reader.
    reader.Close();      
  }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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