XmlValidatingReader::MoveToNextAttribute Method ()


Moves to the next attribute.

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

virtual bool MoveToNextAttribute() override

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if there is a next attribute; false if there are no more attributes.


The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0.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

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.

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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