ReadElementContentAsDateTime Method (String, String)
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XmlReader.ReadElementContentAsDateTime Method (String, String)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Checks that the specified local name and namespace URI matches that of the current element, then reads the current element and returns the contents as a DateTime object.

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

public virtual DateTime ReadElementContentAsDateTime(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI


Type: System.String
The local name of the element.
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the element.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
The element contents as a DateTime object.


The XmlReader is not positioned on an element.


The current element contains child elements.


The element content cannot be converted to the requested type.


The method is called with null arguments.


The specified local name and namespace URI do not match that of the current element being read.

This method reads the start tag, the contents of the element, and moves the reader past the end element tag. It expands entities and ignores processing instructions and comments. The element can only contain simple content. That is, it cannot have child elements.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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