ReadElementContentAsInt Method (String, String)
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XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsInt Method (String, String)

Checks that the specified local name and namespace URI matches that of the current element, then reads the current element and returns the contents as a 32-bit signed integer.

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

public virtual int ReadElementContentAsInt(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI


Type: System.String

The local name of the element.

Type: System.String

The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The element content as a 32-bit signed integer.


The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.


The current element contains child elements.


The element content cannot be converted to a 32-bit signed integer.


The method is called with null arguments.


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.

If the content is typed xsd:integer, the reader returns an unboxed 32-bit signed integer. If the content is not typed xsd:integer, the reader attempts to convert it to a 32-bit signed integer according to the rules defined by the W3C XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes recommendation.

For more information, see Reading Typed Data.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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