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XmlReader.IsName Method

Gets a value indicating whether the string argument is a valid XML name.

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

public static bool IsName (
	string str
public static boolean IsName (
	String str
public static function IsName (
	str : String
) : boolean



The name to validate.

Return Value

true if the name is valid; otherwise, false.

This method uses the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation ( to determine whether the name is valid.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0