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SecurityElement.SearchForTextOfTag Method

Finds a child by its tag name and returns the contained text.

Namespace:  System.Security
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string SearchForTextOfTag(
	string tag


Type: System.String

The tag for which to search in child elements.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The text contents of the first child element with the specified tag value.


tag is null.

This method is equivalent to the following:

string SearchForTextOfTag(string tag)
    SecurityElement element = this.SearchForChildByTag(tag);
    return element.Text;

With XML as follows, SearchForTextOfTag("second") would return "text2".

<thetag A="123" B="456" C="789"> <first>text1</first>

The following code shows the use of the SearchForTextOfTag method to find a child by its tag name and return the contained text. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the SecurityElement class.

string storedDestroyTime =

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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