Reads the current element and returns the contents as a DateTime 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 DateTime object.
The method is called with nullptr 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.
If the content is typed xsd:dateTime, the reader returns an unboxed DateTime object. If the content is not typed xsd:dateTime, the reader attempts to convert it to a DateTime object according to the rules defined by the W3C XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes recommendation.
For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.
The following example uses the ReadElementContentAsDateTime method to read the content of the date element.
The example uses the dataFile.xml file as input.