XmlReader.ReadToDescendant Method (String)

Advances the XmlReader to the next descendant element with the specified qualified name.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
  System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)

abstract ReadToDescendant : 
        name:string -> bool  
override ReadToDescendant : 
        name:string -> bool

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The qualified name of the element you wish to move to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a matching descendant element is found; otherwise false. If a matching child element is not found, the XmlReader is positioned on the end tag (NodeType is XmlNodeType.EndElement) of the element.
If the XmlReader is not positioned on an element when ReadToDescendant was called, this method returns false and the position of the XmlReader is not changed.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

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.”

ArgumentException

The parameter is an empty string.

The following example parses the second book node.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The example uses the file, 2books.xml, as input.

<!--sample XML fragment-->
<bookstore>
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='10-861003-324'>
    <title>The Handmaid's Tale</title>
    <price>19.95</price>
  </book>
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>
    <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
    <price>24.95</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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