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XmlReader.ReadElementString Method (String, String)

Checks that the LocalName and NamespaceURI properties of the element found matches the given strings before reading a text-only element.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public virtual string ReadElementString(
	string localname,
	string ns
)

Parameters

localname
Type: System.String
The local name to check.
ns
Type: System.String
The namespace URI to check.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The text contained in the element that was read. An empty string if the element is empty (<item></item> or <item/>).
ExceptionCondition
XmlException

If the next content node is not a start tag; if the element LocalName or NamespaceURI do not match the given arguments; or if the element found does not contain a simple text value.

This is a helper method for reading simple text-only elements. It calls MoveToContent to find the next content node and then parses its value as a simple string.

Using the XML, <name>Arlene Huff</name>, ReadElementString consumes the element and returns the string Arlene Huff.

This method cannot handle any markup (child elements, comments, processing instructions, and so on) inside the name element, but it can concatenate multiple adjacent text and CDATA blocks.

After calling this method the reader will be positioned on the node following the EndElement node or after the empty element tag.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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