XmlReader.ReadStartElement Method (String, String)

Checks that the current content node is an element with the given LocalName and NamespaceURI and advances the reader to the next node.

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

Public Overridable Sub ReadStartElement ( _
	localname As String, _
	ns As String _
Dim instance As XmlReader
Dim localname As String
Dim ns As String

instance.ReadStartElement(localname, ns)
public void ReadStartElement (
	String localname, 
	String ns
public function ReadStartElement (
	localname : String, 
	ns : String



The local name of the element.


The namespace URI of the element.

Exception typeCondition


IsStartElement returns false, or the LocalName and NamespaceURI properties of the element found do not match the given arguments.

A call to this method corresponds to a call to IsStartElement followed by a call to Read.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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