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Reads the text contents of an element into a character buffer.


using System;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  private const String filename = "items.xml";

  public static void Main() {

    XmlTextReader reader = null;

    try {

      Char []buffer;
      int iCnt = 0;
      int charbuffersize;

      reader = new XmlTextReader(filename);
      reader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

      charbuffersize = 10;
      buffer = new Char[charbuffersize];

      while ( (iCnt = reader.ReadChars(buffer,0,charbuffersize)) > 0 ) {
        Console.WriteLine ("  Chars read to buffer:" + iCnt);
        Console.WriteLine ("  Buffer: [{0}]", new String(buffer,0,iCnt));

    finally {
      if (reader!=null)



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