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XmlNode.Value Property

Gets or sets the value of the node.

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

abstract Value : string with get, set
override Value : string with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value returned depends on the NodeType of the node:

Type

Value

Attribute

The value of the attribute.

CDATASection

The content of the CDATA Section.

Comment

The content of the comment.

Document

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

DocumentFragment

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

DocumentType

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Element

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). You can use the XmlElement.InnerText or XmlElement.InnerXml properties to access the value of the element node.

Entity

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

EntityReference

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Notation

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ProcessingInstruction

The entire content excluding the target.

Text

The content of the text node.

SignificantWhitespace

The white space characters. White space can consist of one or more space characters, carriage returns, line feeds, or tabs.

Whitespace

The white space characters. White space can consist of one or more space characters, carriage returns, line feeds, or tabs.

XmlDeclaration

The content of the declaration (that is, everything between <?xml and ?>).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

Setting the value of a node that is read-only.

InvalidOperationException

Setting the value of a node that is not supposed to have a value (for example, an Element node).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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