XmlNodeReader.HasValue Property


Gets a value indicating whether the current node can have a Value.

 virtual property bool HasValue { bool get(); };
public override bool HasValue { get; }
member this.HasValue : bool
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property HasValue As Boolean

Property Value

true if the node on which the reader is currently positioned can have a Value; otherwise, false.


The following example displays the value for every node which can have a value.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
   XmlNodeReader^ reader = nullptr;
      // Create and load an XmlDocument.
      XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
      doc->LoadXml( "<?xml version='1.0' ?>"
      "<!DOCTYPE book [<!ENTITY h 'hardcover'>]>"
      "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
      "</book>" );
      reader = gcnew XmlNodeReader( doc );
      // Parse the file and display each node.
      while ( reader->Read() )
         if ( reader->HasValue )
                  Console::WriteLine( "({0})  {1}={2}", reader->NodeType, reader->Name, reader->Value );
                  Console::WriteLine( "({0}) {1}", reader->NodeType, reader->Name );
      if ( reader != nullptr )


using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {
    XmlNodeReader reader = null;

    try {
        // Create and load an XmlDocument.
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" +
                    "<!DOCTYPE book [<!ENTITY h 'hardcover'>]>" +
                    "<book>" +
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                    "<misc>&h;</misc>" +

        reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);

        // Parse the file and display each node.
        while (reader.Read()) {
           if (reader.HasValue)
             Console.WriteLine("({0})  {1}={2}", reader.NodeType, reader.Name, reader.Value);
             Console.WriteLine("({0}) {1}", reader.NodeType, reader.Name);

     finally {
       if (reader!=null)
} // End class
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim reader As XmlNodeReader = Nothing
            'Create and load an XmlDocument.
            Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
            doc.LoadXml("<?xml version='1.0' ?>" & _
                        "<!DOCTYPE book [<!ENTITY h 'hardcover'>]>" & _
                        "<book>" & _
                        "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                        "<misc>&h;</misc>" & _
            reader = New XmlNodeReader(doc)
            'Parse the file and display each node.
            While reader.Read()
                If reader.HasValue Then
                    Console.WriteLine("({0})  {1}={2}", reader.NodeType, reader.Name, reader.Value)
                    Console.WriteLine("({0}) {1}", reader.NodeType, reader.Name)
                End If
            End While
            If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
            End If
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class



In the .NET Framework 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET Framework. For more information, see the Remarks section in the XmlReader reference page.

The following table lists node types that have a value to return.

Node Type Value
Attribute The value of the attribute.
CDATA The content of the CDATA section.
Comment The content of the comment.
DocumentType The internal subset.
ProcessingInstruction The entire content, excluding the target.
SignificantWhitespace The white space between markup in a mixed content model.
Text The content of the text node.
Whitespace The white space between markup.
XmlDeclaration The content of the declaration.

Applies to