XmlReader.LocalName Property


When overridden in a derived class, gets the local name of the current node.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property LocalName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the current node with the prefix removed. For example, LocalName is book for the element <bk:book>.

For node types that do not have a name (like Text, Comment, and so on), this property returns String.Empty.

Exception Condition

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

The following example displays the local name of each node, and, if they exist, the prefix and namespace URI.

Dim reader As XmlReader = XmlReader.Create("book2.xml")

' Parse the file.  If they exist, display the prefix and 
' namespace URI of each node.
While reader.Read()
  If reader.IsStartElement() Then
    If reader.Prefix = String.Empty Then
      Console.WriteLine("<{0}>", reader.LocalName)
      Console.Write("<{0}:{1}>", reader.Prefix, reader.LocalName)
      Console.WriteLine(" The namespace URI is " + reader.NamespaceURI)
    End If
  End If
End While

The example uses the file, book2.xml, as input.

<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples'>
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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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