XmlReader.ReadToDescendant Method (String, String)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Advances the XmlReader to the next descendant element with the specified local name and namespace URI.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)


Public Overridable Function ReadToDescendant ( _
    localName As String, _
    namespaceURI As String _
) As Boolean
public virtual bool ReadToDescendant(
    string localName,
    string namespaceURI


  • namespaceURI
    Type: System..::.String
    The namespace URI of the element you wish to move to.

Return Value

Type: System..::.Boolean
true if a matching descendant element is found; otherwise false. If a matching child element is not found, the XmlReader is positioned on the end tag (NodeType is XmlNodeType.EndElement) of the element.
If the XmlReader is not positioned on an element when ReadToDescendant was called, this method returns false and the position of the XmlReader is not changed.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


XmlReader Class

ReadToDescendant Overload

System.Xml Namespace