See Also: XmlTextReader Members
This class provides forward-only, read-only access to a character stream of XML data. This class enforces the rules of well-formed XML but does not perform data validation.
This class implements the System.Xml.XmlReader class and conforms to the W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 and the Namespaces in XML recommendations.
A given set of XML data is modeled as a tree of nodes. The different types of nodes are specified in the System.Xml.XmlNodeType enumeration. The current node refers to the node on which the reader is positioned. The reader is advanced using any of the "read" or "moveto" methods. The following table lists the node properties exposed for the current node.
|AttributeCount||The number of attributes on the node.|
|BaseUri||The base URI of the node.|
|Depth||The depth of the node in the tree.|
|HasAttributes||Whether the node has attributes. (Inherited from System.Xml.XmlReader)|
|HasValue||Whether the node can have a text value.|
|IsDefault||Whether an Attribute node was generated from the default value defined in the DTD or schema.|
|IsEmptyElement||Whether an Element node is empty.|
|LocalName||The local name of the node.|
|Name||The qualified name of the node, equal to Prefix:LocalName .|
|NamespaceUri||The URI defining the namespace associated with the node.|
|NodeType||The System.Xml.XmlNodeType of the node.|
|Prefix||A shorthand reference to the namespace associated with the node.|
|QuoteChar||The quotation mark character used to enclose the value of an attribute.|
|Value||The text value of the node.|
|XmlLang||The xml:lang scope within which the node resides.|
This class does not expand default attributes or resolve general entities. Any general entities encountered are returned as a single empty EntityReference node.
This class checks that a Document Type Definition (DTD) is well-formed, but does not validate using the DTD.
To read strongly typed data, use the System.Xml.XmlConvert class.
This class throws a System.Xml.XmlException on XML parse errors. After an exception is thrown, the state of the reader is not predictable. For example, the reported node type can be different than the actual node type of the current node.