Reads the current element and returns the contents as a String object.
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 Nothing arguments.
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.”
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 the asynchronous version of this method, see ReadElementContentAsStringAsync.
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.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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)