XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsFloat Method (String, String)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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 single-precision floating-point number.

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

Public Overridable Function ReadElementContentAsFloat ( _
	localName As String, _
	namespaceURI As String _
) As Single
Dim instance As XmlReader
Dim localName As String
Dim namespaceURI As String
Dim returnValue As Single

returnValue = instance.ReadElementContentAsFloat(localName, namespaceURI)
public float ReadElementContentAsFloat (
	String localName, 
	String namespaceURI
public function ReadElementContentAsFloat (
	localName : String, 
	namespaceURI : String
) : float



The local name of the element.


The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

The element content as a single-precision floating point number.

Exception typeCondition


The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.


The current element contains child elements.


The element content cannot be converted to a single-precision floating-point number.


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

The reader attempts to convert the element content to a single-precision floating point number according to the rules defined by the W3C XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes recommendation (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/).

For more information, see Reading Typed Data.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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