XElement.Value XElement.Value XElement.Value XElement.Value Property

Definition

Gets or sets the concatenated text contents of this element.

public:
 property System::String ^ Value { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string Value { get; set; }
member this.Value : string with get, set
Public Property Value As String

Property Value

A String that contains all of the text content of this element. If there are multiple text nodes, they will be concatenated.

Examples

The following example uses this property to retrieve the text of an element with mixed content.

XElement el = XElement.Parse("<Root>This is <b>mixed</b> content</Root>");  
Console.WriteLine("{0}", el.Value);  
Dim el As XElement = <Root>This is <b>mixed</b> content</Root>  
Console.WriteLine("{0}", el.Value)  

This example produces the following output:

This is mixed content  

Remarks

Using this property, you can get or set the value of an element.

Setting this property will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

If you want to get the value of an element but you are not sure that it exists, it is more convenient to use the explicit conversion operators, and assign the element to a nullable type such as string or Nullable<T> of Int32. If the element does not exist, the nullable type is set to null. By contrast, if you want to use this property, you must make sure that the Element method does not return null before you access this property.

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