XmlTextReader.LinePosition XmlTextReader.LinePosition XmlTextReader.LinePosition XmlTextReader.LinePosition Property

Definition

Gets the current line position.

public:
 property int LinePosition { int get(); };
public int LinePosition { get; }
member this.LinePosition : int
Public ReadOnly Property LinePosition As Integer

Property Value

The current line position.

Implements

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
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

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.

This property is most commonly used for error reporting, but can be called at any time. The property's starting value is 1.

The position indicated is the first character of text in the markup.

<root>  
abc<tag/>  
</root>  

On the first line of the preceding XML text, a LinePosition of 2 corresponds to the character r; on the second line, a LinePosition of 5 corresponds to the character t; and on the third line, a LinePosition of 3 corresponds to the character r.

Combined with LineNumber, a value of 1,1 indicates the start of the document.

Applies to

See also