MoveToNamespace Method

XPathNavigator.MoveToNamespace Method

Moves the XPathNavigator to the namespace node with the specified namespace prefix.

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

public virtual bool MoveToNamespace(
	string name


Type: System.String
The namespace prefix of the namespace node.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the XPathNavigator is successful moving to the specified namespace; false if a matching namespace node was not found, or if the XPathNavigator is not positioned on an element node. If false, the position of the XPathNavigator is unchanged.

After the XPathNavigator has been moved to the namespace node, the Name property reflects the name of the namespace.

When the XPathNavigator is positioned on a namespace node, the methods MoveToNext, MoveToPrevious, and MoveToFirst are not applicable. These methods always return false and do not change the position of the XPathNavigator. Rather, you can call MoveToNextNamespace to move to the next namespace node.

After the XPathNavigator is positioned on a namespace node, you can call MoveToParent to move back to the element node.

For a definition of namespace nodes, see section 5.4 of the W3C XML Path Language (XPath) recommendation located at

.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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