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XmlReader.ReadElementContentAs Method (Type, IXmlNamespaceResolver, String, String)

Checks that the specified local name and namespace URI matches that of the current element, then reads the element content as the requested type.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function ReadElementContentAs ( _
	returnType As Type, _
	namespaceResolver As IXmlNamespaceResolver, _
	localName As String, _
	namespaceURI As String _
) As Object
'Usage
Dim instance As XmlReader
Dim returnType As Type
Dim namespaceResolver As IXmlNamespaceResolver
Dim localName As String
Dim namespaceURI As String
Dim returnValue As Object

returnValue = instance.ReadElementContentAs(returnType, namespaceResolver, localName, namespaceURI)
public Object ReadElementContentAs (
	Type returnType, 
	IXmlNamespaceResolver namespaceResolver, 
	String localName, 
	String namespaceURI
)
public function ReadElementContentAs (
	returnType : Type, 
	namespaceResolver : IXmlNamespaceResolver, 
	localName : String, 
	namespaceURI : String
) : Object
Not applicable.

Parameters

returnType

The type of the value to be returned.

NoteNote:

With the release of the .NET Framework 3.5, the value of the returnType parameter can now be the DateTimeOffset type.

namespaceResolver

An IXmlNamespaceResolver object that is used to resolve any namespace prefixes related to type conversion.

localName

The local name of the element.

namespaceURI

The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

The element content converted to the requested typed object.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.

XmlException

The current element contains child elements.

-or-

The element content cannot be converted to the requested type.

ArgumentNullException

The method is called with a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) arguments.

ArgumentException

The specified local name and namespace URI do not match that of the current element being read.

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 more information, see Reading Typed Data and the W3C XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes recommendation.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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