ReadStartElement Method (String)

XmlReader.ReadStartElement Method (String)


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

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

abstract ReadStartElement : 
        name:string -> unit
override ReadStartElement : 
        name:string -> unit


Type: System.String

The qualified name of the element.

Exception Condition

Incorrect XML was encountered in the input stream.


The Name of the element does not match the given name.


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.”

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

The following example displays the text content of each element.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The example uses the book3.xml file.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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