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XmlReader.IsStartElement Method (String)

Calls MoveToContent and tests if the current content node is a start tag or empty element tag and if the Name property of the element found matches the given argument.

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

public virtual bool IsStartElement(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The string matched against the Name property of the element found.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the resulting node is an element and the Name property matches the specified string. false if a node type other than XmlNodeType.Element was found or if the element Name property does not match the specified string.

ExceptionCondition
XmlException

Incorrect XML is encountered in the input stream.

InvalidOperationException

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

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.

The following example displays each price element.

// Parse the file and display each price node. 
while (reader.Read()) {
  if (reader.IsStartElement("price")) {
     Console.WriteLine(reader.ReadInnerXml());
  }
}   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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