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XPathNavigator.ToString Method

Gets the text value of the current node.

Namespace:  System.Xml.XPath
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the text value of the current node.

The content returned by the ToString method depends on the XPathNodeType of the node.


Property Value


The InnerText of the root node.


The InnerText of the element.


The value of the attribute.


The content of the text node.


The entire content excluding the target.


The content of the comment.


The white space between mark-up.


The white space between markup in a mixed content model, or white space within an xml:space='preserve' scope.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 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)

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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