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XmlReader.ReadToNextSibling Method (String)

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

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

public virtual bool ReadToNextSibling (
	string name
)
public boolean ReadToNextSibling (
	String name
)
public function ReadToNextSibling (
	name : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

name

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

Return Value

true if a matching sibling element is found; otherwise false. If a matching sibling element is not found, the XmlReader is positioned on the end tag (NodeType is XmlNodeType.EndElement) of the parent element.

NoteNote:

Do not call ReadToNextSibling when the XmlReader is an initial state (ReadState is Initial). You can call Read to advance the XmlReader and then call the ReadToNextSibling method.

The following example reads the ISBN attribute on each book node.

using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("books.xml")) {
    reader.ReadToFollowing("book");
    do {
       Console.WriteLine("ISBN: {0}", reader.GetAttribute("ISBN")); 
    } while (reader.ReadToNextSibling("book"));
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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