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XPathNavigator.SetTypedValue Method

Sets the typed value of the current node.

Namespace: System.Xml.XPath
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public virtual void SetTypedValue (
	Object typedValue
public void SetTypedValue (
	Object typedValue
public function SetTypedValue (
	typedValue : Object
Not applicable.



The new typed value of the node.

Exception typeCondition


The XPathNavigator does not support the type of the object specified.


The value specified cannot be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The XPathNavigator is not positioned on an element or attribute node.


The XPathNavigator does not support editing.

When an XmlDocument object is created as the result of a schema validating XmlReader object, the value specified to the SetTypedValue method is verified against the XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) schema for the XML document. If the value specified is invalid according to the schema for the XML document, an XmlSchemaException is thrown.

The SetTypedValue method is valid only when the XPathNavigator is positioned on an element or attribute node.

In the following example, the SetTypedValue method is used to update all price elements in the contosoBooks.xml file using the XmlNamespaceManager object to resolve namespace prefixes in the XPath expression.

XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings.Schemas.Add("", "contosoBooks.xsd");
settings.ValidationType = ValidationType.Schema;

XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("contosoBooks.xml", settings);
XmlDocument document = new XmlDocument();

XPathNavigator navigator = document.CreateNavigator();

navigator.MoveToChild("bookstore", "");
navigator.MoveToChild("book", "");
navigator.MoveToChild("price", "");

Decimal price = 19.99M;


The example takes the contosoBooks.xml file as an input.

<bookstore xmlns="">
    <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981-03-22" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
        <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
        <title>The Gorgias</title>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0