XmlTextReader.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) that ends with />; otherwise, false.

System_CAPS_noteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

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.

IsEmptyElement simply reports whether or not the element in the source document had an end element tag.

The following example displays the text content of each element.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

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


<book>
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
  <price>19.95</price>
  <misc/>
</book>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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