XmlReader.MoveToElement XmlReader.MoveToElement XmlReader.MoveToElement XmlReader.MoveToElement Method

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

public:
 abstract bool MoveToElement();
public abstract bool MoveToElement ();
abstract member MoveToElement : unit -> bool
Public MustOverride Function MoveToElement () As Boolean

Returns

true if the reader is positioned on an attribute (the reader moves to the element that owns the attribute); false if the reader is not positioned on an attribute (the position of the reader does not change).

Exceptions

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message "An asynchronous operation is already in progress."

Examples

The following example displays all attributes on the current node.

if (reader.HasAttributes) {
  Console.WriteLine("Attributes of <" + reader.Name + ">");
  for (int i = 0; i < reader.AttributeCount; i++) {
    reader.MoveToAttribute(i);
    Console.Write(" {0}={1}", reader.Name, reader.Value);
  }
reader.MoveToElement(); // Moves the reader back to the element node.
}
If reader.HasAttributes Then
  Console.WriteLine("Attributes of <" + reader.Name + ">")
  Dim i As Integer
  For i = 0 To reader.AttributeCount - 1
    reader.MoveToAttribute(i)
    Console.Write(" {0}={1}", reader.Name, reader.Value)
  Next i
  reader.MoveToElement() 'Moves the reader back to the element node.
End If

Remarks

Use this method to return to an element after navigating through its attributes. This method moves the reader to one of the following node types: Element, DocumentType, or XmlDeclaration.

Applies to