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XPathNavigator.Matches Method (String)

Determines whether the current node matches the specified XPath expression.

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

public virtual bool Matches(
	string xpath


Type: System.String
The XPath expression.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true if the current node matches the specified XPath expression; otherwise, false.


The XPath expression cannot be evaluated.


The XPath expression is not valid.

This method has no affect on the state of the XPathNavigator.

For an example of the Matches method, see the XPathNavigator.Matches method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.