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XPathNavigator.MoveToId Method

When overridden in a derived class, moves to the node that has an attribute of type ID whose value matches the specified String.

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

public abstract bool MoveToId(
	string id
)

Parameters

id
Type: System.String
A String representing the ID value of the node to which you want to move.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving; otherwise, false. If false, the position of the navigator is unchanged.

This method can be used to identify nodes by unique ID provided the source document explicitly declares attributes of type ID using a DTD.

For example, suppose the following XML data, <data><x a="a1"/></data>, was loaded using a DTD that included the following: <!ATTLIST x a ID #REQUIRED>.

If the XPathNavigator was positioned somewhere in the XML data, calling MoveToId("a1") positions the XPathNavigator on the element node x.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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