XmlReader.IsStartElement Method

Calls MoveToContent and tests if the current content node is a start tag or empty element tag.

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

public virtual bool IsStartElement()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if MoveToContent finds a start tag or empty element tag; false if a node type other than XmlNodeType.Element was found.


Incorrect XML is encountered in the input stream.

This method skips white space, comments, and processing instructions until the reader is positioned on a content node. The method then tests if the current node is an element.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.