XmlValidatingReader::MoveToFirstAttribute Method ()


Moves to the first attribute.

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

virtual bool MoveToFirstAttribute() override

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if an attribute exists (the reader moves to the first attribute); otherwise, false (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The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0.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.

The following example reads an XML fragment.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()

   //Create the validating reader.
   XmlTextReader^ txtreader = gcnew XmlTextReader( "attrs.xml" );
   XmlValidatingReader^ reader = gcnew XmlValidatingReader( txtreader );

   //Read the genre attribute.
   String^ genre = reader->Value;
   Console::WriteLine( "The genre value: {0}", genre );

   //Close the reader.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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