XmlReader.ReadElementString Method ()

 

Reads a text-only element. However, we recommend that you use the ReadElementContentAsString() method instead, because it provides a more straightforward way to handle this operation.

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

public virtual string ReadElementString()

Return Value

Type: System.String

The text contained in the element that was read. An empty string if the element is empty.

Exception Condition
XmlException

The next content node is not a start tag; or the element found does not contain a simple text value.

InvalidOperationException

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.”

We recommend that you use the ReadElementContentAsString() method to read a text element.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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