XmlTextReader.MoveToElement XmlTextReader.MoveToElement XmlTextReader.MoveToElement XmlTextReader.MoveToElement Method


Moves to the element that contains the current attribute node.

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


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).


The following example displays all attributes on the current node.

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



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.

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.

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