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XmlReader.Value Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the text value of the current node.

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

public abstract string Value { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value returned depends on the NodeType of the node. The following table lists node types that have a value to return. All other node types return String.Empty.

Node type

Value

Attribute

The value of the attribute.

CDATA

The content of the CDATA section.

Comment

The content of the comment.

DocumentType

The internal subset.

ProcessingInstruction

The entire content, excluding the target.

SignificantWhitespace

The white space between markup in a mixed content model.

Text

The content of the text node.

Whitespace

The white space between markup.

XmlDeclaration

The content of the declaration.



StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();

String xmlString =
    @"<bookstore>
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='10-861003-324'>
    <title>The Handmaid's Tale</title>
    <price>19.95</price>
  </book>
  <book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>
    <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
    <price>24.95</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>";

// Load the file and ignore all white space.
XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings.IgnoreWhitespace = true;
using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(new StringReader(xmlString), settings))
{
    // Move the reader to the second book node.
    reader.MoveToContent();
    reader.ReadToDescendant("book");
    reader.Skip(); //Skip the first book.

    // Parse the file starting with the second book node.
    do
    {
        switch (reader.NodeType)
        {
            case XmlNodeType.Element:
                output.AppendLine("<" + reader.Name);
                while (reader.MoveToNextAttribute())
                {
                    output.AppendLine(" " + reader.Name + "=" + reader.Value);
                }
                output.AppendLine(">");
                break;
            case XmlNodeType.Text:
                output.AppendLine(reader.Value);
                break;
            case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
                output.AppendLine("</" + reader.Name + ">");
                break;
        }
    } while (reader.Read());
}

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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