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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

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The qualified name of the element.

ExceptionCondition
XmlException

Incorrect XML was encountered in the input stream.

-or-

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

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.”

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.

<book>
  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>
  <price>19.95</price>
</book>

.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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