Value Property

XElement.Value Property


Gets or sets the concatenated text contents of this element.

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

public string Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A String that contains all of the text content of this element. If there are multiple text nodes, they will be concatenated.

Using this property, you can get or set the value of an element.

Setting this property will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

If you want to get the value of an element but you are not sure that it exists, it is more convenient to use the explicit conversion operators, and assign the element to a nullable type such as string or Nullable<T> of Int32. If the element does not exist, the nullable type is set to null. By contrast, if you want to use this property, you must make sure that the Element method does not return null before you access this property.

The following example uses this property to retrieve the text of an element with mixed content.

XElement el = XElement.Parse("<Root>This is <b>mixed</b> content</Root>");
Console.WriteLine("{0}", el.Value);

This example produces the following output:

This is mixed content

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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