XmlNodeReader.MoveToFirstAttribute Method

Definition

Moves to the first attribute.

public:
 override bool MoveToFirstAttribute();
public override bool MoveToFirstAttribute ();
override this.MoveToFirstAttribute : unit -> bool
Public Overrides Function MoveToFirstAttribute () As Boolean

Returns

true if an attribute exists (the reader moves to the first attribute); otherwise, false (the position of the reader does not change).

Examples

The following example gets the value of the first attribute of the root node.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlNodeReader^ reader = nullptr;
   try
   {
      
      //Create and load the XML document.
      XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
      doc->LoadXml( "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'></book>" );
      
      //Load the XmlNodeReader 
      reader = gcnew XmlNodeReader( doc );
      
      //Read the genre attribute.
      reader->MoveToContent();
      reader->MoveToFirstAttribute();
      String^ genre = reader->Value;
      Console::WriteLine( "The genre value: {0}", genre );
   }
   finally
   {
      if ( reader != nullptr )
            reader->Close();
   }

}

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

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

    try
    {
       //Create and load the XML document.
       XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
       doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " +
                   "</book>"); 

       //Load the XmlNodeReader 
       reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);
  
       //Read the genre attribute.
       reader.MoveToContent();
       reader.MoveToFirstAttribute();
       string genre=reader.Value;
       Console.WriteLine("The genre value: " + genre);

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

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim reader As XmlNodeReader = Nothing
        
        Try
            'Create and load the XML document.
            Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
            doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " & _
                        "</book>")
            
            'Load the XmlNodeReader 
            reader = New XmlNodeReader(doc)
            
            'Read the genre attribute.
            reader.MoveToContent()
            reader.MoveToFirstAttribute()
            Dim genre As String = reader.Value
            Console.WriteLine("The genre value: " & genre)
        
        Finally
            If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
                reader.Close()
            End If
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

Note

In the .NET Framework 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET FrameworkFor more information, see the Remarks section in the XmlReader reference page.

Applies to