XmlTextReader.Value Property

 

Gets the text value of the current node.

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

override Value : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String

The value returned depends on the NodeType of the node. The following table lists node types that have a value to return. All other node types return String.Empty.

Node Type

Value

Attribute

The value of the attribute.

CDATA

The content of the CDATA section.

Comment

The content of the comment.

DocumentType

The internal subset.

ProcessingInstruction

The entire content, excluding the target.

SignificantWhitespace

The white space within an xml:space= 'preserve' scope.

Text

The content of the text node.

Whitespace

The white space between markup.

XmlDeclaration

The content of the declaration.

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.

The following example reads an XML file and displays each node.

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

The sample uses the file items.xml.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- This is a sample XML document -->
<!DOCTYPE Items [<!ENTITY number "123">]>
<Items>
  <Item>Test with an entity: &number;</Item>
  <Item>test with a child element <more/> stuff</Item>
  <Item>test with a CDATA section <![CDATA[<456>]]> def</Item>
  <Item>Test with an char entity: &#65;</Item>
  <!-- Fourteen chars in this element.-->
  <Item>1234567890ABCD</Item>
</Items>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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