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)

virtual bool IsStartElement(
	String^ 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.

Exception Condition

Incorrect XML is encountered in the input stream.


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.

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Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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