XmlValidatingReader.Value XmlValidatingReader.Value XmlValidatingReader.Value XmlValidatingReader.Value Property

Definition

Gets the text value of the current node.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ Value { System::String ^ get(); };
public override string Value { get; }
member this.Value : string
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Value As String

Property Value

The value returned depends on the NodeType of the node. The following table lists node types that have a value to return. All other node types return String.Empty.

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.

Examples

The following example reads an XML file and displays each node.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlTextReader^ txtreader = nullptr;
   XmlValidatingReader^ reader = nullptr;
   String^ filename = "items.xml";
   try
   {
      
      //Load the reader with the data file and ignore all white space nodes.         
      txtreader = gcnew XmlTextReader( filename );
      txtreader->WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling::None;
      
      //Implement the validating reader over the text reader. 
      reader = gcnew XmlValidatingReader( txtreader );
      reader->ValidationType = ValidationType::None;
      
      //Parse the file and display each of the nodes.
      while ( reader->Read() )
      {
         switch ( reader->NodeType )
         {
            case XmlNodeType::Element:
               Console::Write( "<{0}>", reader->Name );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::Text:
               Console::Write( reader->Value );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::CDATA:
               Console::Write( "<![CDATA[{0}]]>", reader->Value );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::ProcessingInstruction:
               Console::Write( "<?{0} {1}?>", reader->Name, reader->Value );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::Comment:
               Console::Write( "<!--{0}-->", reader->Value );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::XmlDeclaration:
               Console::Write( "<?xml version='1.0'?>" );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::Document:
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::DocumentType:
               Console::Write( "<!DOCTYPE {0} [{1}]", reader->Name, reader->Value );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::EntityReference:
               Console::Write( reader->Name );
               break;

            case XmlNodeType::EndElement:
               Console::Write( "</{0}>", reader->Name );
               break;
         }
      }
   }
   finally
   {
      if ( reader != nullptr )
            reader->Close();
   }

}

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

public class Sample
{
  private const String filename = "items.xml";

  public static void Main()
  {
     XmlTextReader txtreader = null;
     XmlValidatingReader reader = null;

     try
     {  
        //Load the reader with the data file and ignore all white space nodes.         
        txtreader = new XmlTextReader(filename);
        txtreader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

        //Implement the validating reader over the text reader. 
        reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtreader);
        reader.ValidationType = ValidationType.None;

        //Parse the file and display each of the nodes.
        while (reader.Read())
        {
           switch (reader.NodeType)
           {
             case XmlNodeType.Element:
               Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.Text:
               Console.Write(reader.Value);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.CDATA:
               Console.Write("<![CDATA[{0}]]>", reader.Value);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.ProcessingInstruction:
               Console.Write("<?{0} {1}?>", reader.Name, reader.Value);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.Comment:
               Console.Write("<!--{0}-->", reader.Value);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.XmlDeclaration:
               Console.Write("<?xml version='1.0'?>");
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.Document:
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.DocumentType:
               Console.Write("<!DOCTYPE {0} [{1}]", reader.Name, reader.Value);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.EntityReference:
               Console.Write(reader.Name);
               break;
             case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
               Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name);
               break;
           }       
        }           
     }

     finally
     {
        if (reader!=null)
          reader.Close();
     }
  }
} // End class
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
   Private Const filename As String = "items.xml"
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim txtreader As XmlTextReader = Nothing
      Dim reader As XmlValidatingReader = Nothing
      
      Try
         'Load the reader with the data file and ignore all white space nodes.         
         txtreader = New XmlTextReader(filename)
         txtreader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None
         
         'Implement the validating reader over the text reader. 
         reader = New XmlValidatingReader(txtreader)
         reader.ValidationType = ValidationType.None
         
         'Parse the file and display each of the nodes.
         While reader.Read()
            Select Case reader.NodeType
               Case XmlNodeType.Element
                  Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name)
               Case XmlNodeType.Text
                  Console.Write(reader.Value)
               Case XmlNodeType.CDATA
                  Console.Write("<![CDATA[{0}]]>", reader.Value)
               Case XmlNodeType.ProcessingInstruction
                  Console.Write("<?{0} {1}?>", reader.Name, reader.Value)
               Case XmlNodeType.Comment
                  Console.Write("<!--{0}-->", reader.Value)
               Case XmlNodeType.XmlDeclaration
                  Console.Write("<?xml version='1.0'?>")
               Case XmlNodeType.Document
               Case XmlNodeType.DocumentType
                  Console.Write("<!DOCTYPE {0} [{1}]", reader.Name, reader.Value)
               Case XmlNodeType.EntityReference
                  Console.Write(reader.Name)
               Case XmlNodeType.EndElement
                  Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name)
            End Select
         End While
      
      Finally
         If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
            reader.Close()
         End If
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample 

The example uses the file, items.xml, as input.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- This is a sample XML document -->
<!DOCTYPE Items [<!ENTITY number "123">]>
<Items>
  <Item>Test with an entity: &number;</Item>
  <Item>test with a child element <more/> stuff</Item>
  <Item>test with a CDATA section <![CDATA[<456>]]> def</Item>
  <Item>Test with a char entity: &#65;</Item>
  <!-- Fourteen chars in this element.-->
  <Item>1234567890ABCD</Item>
</Items>

Remarks

Note

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

Applies to

See also