MoveToAttribute Method (String)

XmlReader.MoveToAttribute Method (String)


When overridden in a derived class, moves to the attribute with the specified Name.

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

public abstract bool MoveToAttribute(
	string name


Type: System.String

The qualified name of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the attribute is found; otherwise, false. If false, the reader's position does not change.

Exception Condition

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”


The parameter is an empty string.

After calling MoveToAttribute, the Name, NamespaceURI, and Prefix properties reflect the properties of that attribute.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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