XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsString Method ()
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)
The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.
The current element contains child elements.
The element content cannot be converted to a String object.
The method is called with a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) arguments.
This method reads the start tag, the contents of the element, and moves the reader past the end element tag. It expands entities and ignores processing instructions and comments. The element can only contain simple content. That is, it cannot have child elements.
For more information, see Reading Typed Data and the W3C XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes recommendation (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/).
The following example reads the stringValue element and returns the text content (ignoring the comment and processing instruction).
The example uses the dataFile.xml file as input.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.