XmlNodeReader.IsEmptyElement Property

 

Gets a value indicating whether the current node is an empty element (for example, <MyElement/>).

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

override IsEmptyElement : bool with get

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the current node is an element (NodeType equals XmlNodeType.Element) and it ends with />; otherwise, false.

System_CAPS_noteNote

In the .NET Framework 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET Framework. For more information, see the Remarks section in the XmlReader reference page.

This property enables you to determine the difference between the following:

<item num="123"/> (IsEmptyElement is true).

<item num="123"> (IsEmptyElement is false, although element content is empty).

A corresponding EndElement node is not generated for empty elements.

The following example displays the text content of each element.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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