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SimpleXMLElement::current

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SimpleXMLElement::currentReturns the current element

Description

public SimpleXMLElement::current(): SimpleXMLElement
Warning

Prior to PHP 8.0, SimpleXMLElement::current() was only declared on the subclass SimpleXMLIterator.

This method returns the current element as a SimpleXMLElement object.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the current element as a SimpleXMLElement object.

Errors/Exceptions

Throws an Error on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
8.1.0 An Error is now thrown if SimpleXMLElement::current() is called on an invalid iterator. Previously, null was returned.

Examples

Example #1 Return the current element

<?php
$xmlElement
= new SimpleXMLElement('<books><book>PHP basics</book><book>XML basics</book></books>');

$xmlElement->rewind(); // rewind to first element, otherwise current() won't work
var_dump($xmlElement->current());
?>

The above example will output:

object(SimpleXMLElement)#2 (1) {
  [0]=>
  string(10) "PHP basics"
}

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