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XmlValidatingReader.MoveToElement Method

Moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

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

public override bool MoveToElement ()
public boolean MoveToElement ()
public override function MoveToElement () : boolean
Not applicable.

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).

NoteNote:

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0.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.

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.

The following example reads all the elements on the root node.

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

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

    try
    {
       //Create the string to parse.
       string xmlFrag="<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' pubdate='1987'></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 XmlValidatingReader .
       reader = new XmlValidatingReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context);
  
       //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);
         }
         //Move the reader back to the node that owns the attribute.
         reader.MoveToElement();
       }

     } 

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

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{   
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlValidatingReader reader = null;
                
        try {
            //Create the string to parse.
            String xmlFrag = "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' " 
			    + "pubdate='1987'></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 XmlValidatingReader.
            reader = new XmlValidatingReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element,
			    context);

            //Read the attributes on the root element.
            reader.MoveToContent();
            if (reader.get_HasAttributes()) {
                for(int i=0; i < reader.get_AttributeCount(); i++) {
                    reader.MoveToAttribute(i);
                    Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}",
                        reader.get_Name(), reader.get_Value());
                } 
                //Move the reader back to the node that owns the attribute.
                reader.MoveToElement();
            }
        }
        finally {
            if (reader != null) {
                reader.Close();
            }
        }
    } //main
} // End class Sample

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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