XmlReader.ReadContentAsDateTime Method

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Reads the text content at the current position as a DateTime object.

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

Syntax

Public Overridable Function ReadContentAsDateTime As DateTime
public virtual DateTime ReadContentAsDateTime()

Return Value

Type: System..::.DateTime
The text content as a DateTime object.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
InvalidCastException

The attempted cast is not valid.

FormatException

The string format is not valid.

Remarks

This method concatenates text, white space, significant white space, and CDATA sections, and skips any comments or processing instructions. Entity references are automatically resolved.

The following table describes how this method treats each node type.

XmlNodeType

Return value

Reader behavior

Text

CDATA

Whitespace

SignificantWhitespace

EntityReference

EndEntity

Concatenated content of text, CDATA, white space and significant white space nodes converted to the requested type.

Moves to the next start element or end element tag. Entity references are automatically expanded.

Attribute

Same as calling XmlConvert.ToXxx on the attribute value.

The reader remains in the current position.

Comment

ProcessingInstruction

Ignores the processing instruction (PI) or comment and reads the concatenated text content that follows the PI or comment.

Moves to the next start element or end element tag. Entity references are automatically expanded.

EndElement

An empty string.

The reader remains in the current position.

Element

XmlDeclaration

None

Document

DocumentType

Notation

Entity

DocumentFragment

An InvalidOperationException is thrown.

Undefined, although typically the reader remains in the current position.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

XmlReader Class

System.Xml Namespace