XElement.Value Property

Gets the concatenated text contents of this element.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Value As String

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(Of T) of Int32. If the element does not exist, the nullable type is set to Nothing. By contrast, if you want to use this property, you must make sure that the Element method does not return Nothing before you access this property.

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


Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim el As XElement = <Root>This is <b>mixed</b> content</Root>
output.Append(String.Format("{0}", el.Value))
output.Append(Environment.NewLine)


OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()


Silverlight

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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