XmlValidatingReader.MoveToElement Method ()


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Moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

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

Public Overrides Function MoveToElement As Boolean

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

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).


The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

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.

Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim reader As XmlValidatingReader = Nothing

            'Create the string to parse.
            Dim xmlFrag As String = "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' pubdate='1987'></book> "

            'Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
            Dim nt As New NameTable()
            Dim nsmgr As New XmlNamespaceManager(nt)

            'Create the XmlParserContext.
            Dim context As New XmlParserContext(Nothing, nsmgr, Nothing, XmlSpace.None)

            'Create the XmlValidatingReader .
            reader = New XmlValidatingReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context)

            'Read the attributes on the root element.
            If reader.HasAttributes Then
                Dim i As Integer
                For i = 0 To reader.AttributeCount - 1
                    Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", reader.Name, reader.Value)
                Next i
                'Move the reader back to the node that owns the attribute.
            End If

            If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
            End If
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main ' End class
End Class 'Sample 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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