XmlValidatingReader.MoveToElement Method

Moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

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

public override bool MoveToElement()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the reader is positioned on an attribute (the reader moves to the element that owns the attribute); false if the reader is not positioned on an attribute (the position of the reader does not change).

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

Use this method to return to an element after navigating through its attributes. This method moves the reader to one of the following node types: Element, DocumentType, or XmlDeclaration.

The following example reads all the elements on the root node.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlValidatingReader reader = null;

    try
    {
       //Create the string to parse. 
       string xmlFrag="<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' pubdate='1987'></book> ";

       //Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
       NameTable nt = new NameTable();
       XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(nt);

       //Create the XmlParserContext.
       XmlParserContext context = new XmlParserContext(null, nsmgr, null, XmlSpace.None);

       //Create the XmlValidatingReader .
       reader = new XmlValidatingReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context);

       //Read the attributes on the root element.
       reader.MoveToContent();
       if (reader.HasAttributes){
         for (int i=0; i<reader.AttributeCount; i++){
            reader.MoveToAttribute(i);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", reader.Name, reader.Value);
         }
         //Move the reader back to the node that owns the attribute.
         reader.MoveToElement();
       }

     } 

     finally 
     {
        if (reader != null)
          reader.Close();
      }
  }
} // End class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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