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XmlReader.ValueType Property


Gets The Common Language Runtime (CLR) type for the current node.

 virtual property Type ^ ValueType { Type ^ get(); };
public virtual Type ValueType { get; }
member this.ValueType : Type
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property ValueType As Type

Property Value

The CLR type that corresponds to the typed value of the node. The default is System.String.


An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message "An asynchronous operation is already in progress."


See Type Support in the System.Xml Classes for a list of the default mappings.

An element of type xs:int has a ValueType of System.Int32 by default. However, the ValueType could be one of the valid types that can be mapped to xs:int, such as System.Int16 or System.Double.

If a node is un-typed, or if the node is an element that contains mixed content, the node value is mapped to the System.String type.

Notes to Inheritors

Implementers must provide a ValueType for every node, even if it is only the System.String type.

Applies to