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


Type: System.String
The qualified name of the sibling element you wish to move to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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.


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.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();

String xmlString =
  <item sale-item='true' productID='123456' colors='blue green black'>
  <item sale-item='false' productID='124390'>
  <item sale-item='true' productID='53298'>

using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(new StringReader(xmlString)))
        Boolean onSale = reader.ReadContentAsBoolean();
        if (onSale)
    } while (reader.ReadToNextSibling("item"));


OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.