XmlTextReader.Depth Property

Definition

Gets the depth of the current node in the XML document.

public:
 virtual property int Depth { int get(); };
public override int Depth { get; }
member this.Depth : int
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Depth As Integer

Property Value

The depth of the current node in the XML document.

Examples

The following example displays each node including its depth, line number, and line position.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   
   // Create the XML fragment to be parsed.
   String^ xmlFrag = "<book>\n"
   "<misc>\n"
   "<style>paperback</style>\n"
   "<pages>240</pages>\n"
   "</misc>\n"
   "</book>\n";
   
   // Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
   NameTable^ nt = gcnew NameTable;
   XmlNamespaceManager^ nsmgr = gcnew XmlNamespaceManager( nt );
   
   // Create the XmlParserContext.
   XmlParserContext^ context = gcnew XmlParserContext( nullptr,nsmgr,nullptr,XmlSpace::None );
   
   // Create the reader.
   XmlTextReader^ reader = gcnew XmlTextReader( xmlFrag,XmlNodeType::Element,context );
   
   // Parse the XML and display each node.
   while ( reader->Read() )
   {
      switch ( reader->NodeType )
      {
         case XmlNodeType::Element:
            Console::Write( " {0} {1}, {2}  ", reader->Depth, reader->LineNumber, reader->LinePosition );
            Console::WriteLine( "< {0}>", reader->Name );
            break;

         case XmlNodeType::Text:
            Console::Write( " {0} {1}, {2}  ", reader->Depth, reader->LineNumber, reader->LinePosition );
            Console::WriteLine( " {0}", reader->Value );
            break;

         case XmlNodeType::EndElement:
            Console::Write( " {0} {1}, {2}  ", reader->Depth, reader->LineNumber, reader->LinePosition );
            Console::WriteLine( "</ {0}>", reader->Name );
            break;
      }
   }

   
   // Close the reader.
   reader->Close();
}

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

public class Sample{

  public static void Main(){

    // Create the XML fragment to be parsed.
    string xmlFrag  = 
    @"<book> 
         <misc>
           <style>paperback</style> 
           <pages>240</pages>
         </misc> 
        </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 reader.
    XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context);

    // Parse the XML and display each node.
    while (reader.Read()){
       switch (reader.NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition);
           Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.Name);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition);
           Console.WriteLine("  {0}", reader.Value);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition);
           Console.WriteLine("</{0}>", reader.Name);
           break;
       }       
    }           

    // Close the reader.
    reader.Close();      
  }
}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    ' Create the XML fragment to be parsed.
    Dim xmlFrag as string = "<book>" + Chr(10) & _
                                    "  <misc>"  + Chr(10) & _
                                    "    <style>paperback</style>"  + Chr(10) & _
                                    "    <pages>240</pages>" + Chr(10) & _
                                    "  </misc>" + Chr(10) & _
                                    "</book>"

    ' Create the XmlNamespaceManager.
    Dim nt as NameTable = new NameTable()
    Dim nsmgr as XmlNamespaceManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(nt)

    ' Create the XmlParserContext.
    Dim context as XmlParserContext = new XmlParserContext(nothing, nsmgr, nothing, XmlSpace.None)

    ' Create the reader.
    Dim reader as XmlTextReader = new XmlTextReader(xmlFrag, XmlNodeType.Element, context)

    ' Parse the XML and display each node.
    while (reader.Read())
       select case reader.NodeType
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.Name)
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("  {0}", reader.Value)
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("{0} {1},{2}  ", reader.Depth, reader.LineNumber, reader.LinePosition)
           Console.WriteLine("</{0}>", reader.Name)
       end select       
    end while           

    ' Close the reader.
    reader.Close()      
  end sub
end class

Remarks

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

Applies to

See also