XmlReader.ReadToFollowing Method (String, String)

Reads until an element with the specified local name and namespace URI is found.

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

abstract ReadToFollowing : 
        localName:string * 
        namespaceURI:string -> bool  
override ReadToFollowing : 
        localName:string * 
        namespaceURI:string -> bool

Parameters

localName
Type: System.String

The local name of the element.

namespaceURI
Type: System.String

The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a matching element is found; otherwise false and the XmlReader is in an end of file state.

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.”

ArgumentNullException

Both parameter values are a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This method is functionally equivalent executing the following::name XPath expression from the current node. It provides a quick way to find a named element in the XML document. It advances the reader to the next following element that matches the specified name and returns true if a matching element is found.

<!--"sample.xml"-->
<?xml version="1.0">
   <items>
      <item xmls="urn:1"/>
   </items>
</xml>
XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("sample.xml");

reader.ReadToFollowing("item", "urn:1");

This method can be called on all node types.

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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