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XmlReader.ReadElementString Method

Reads a text-only element. However, we recommend that you use the ReadElementContentAsString() method instead, because it provides a more straightforward way to handle this operation.

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

public virtual string ReadElementString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The text contained in the element that was read. An empty string if the element is empty.

ExceptionCondition
XmlException

The next content node is not a start tag; or the element found does not contain a simple text value.

InvalidOperationException

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

We recommend that you use the ReadElementContentAsString() method to read a text element.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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