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XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsObject Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Reads the current element and returns the contents as an Object.

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

public virtual Object ReadElementContentAsObject()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A boxed common language runtime (CLR) object of the most appropriate type. The ValueType property determines the appropriate CLR type. If the content is typed as a list type, this method returns an array of boxed objects of the appropriate type.

ExceptionCondition
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 null arguments.

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.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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