XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsString 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 String object.

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

Public Overridable Function ReadElementContentAsString ( _
	localName As String, _
	namespaceURI As String _
) As String


Type: System.String
The local name of the element.
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The element content as a String object.


The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.


The current element contains child elements.


The element content cannot be converted to a String object.


The method is called with Nothing 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.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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