When overridden in a derived class, maps a URI to an object containing the actual resource.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public abstract Object GetEntity( Uri absoluteUri, string role, Type ofObjectToReturn )
- Type: System.String
The current version does not use this parameter when resolving URIs. This is provided for future extensibility purposes. For example, this can be mapped to the xlink: role and used as an implementation specific argument in other scenarios.
- Type: System.Type
The type of object to return. The current version only returns System.IO.Stream objects.
This method is used when the caller wants to map a given URI into the object containing the actual resource that the URI represents. The type of object returned is negotiable; however, the implementation must always support System.IO.Stream.
For the asynchronous version of this method, see GetEntityAsync.
Your application can mitigate memory Denial of Service threats to the method by implementing a wrapping implemented IStream that limits the number of bytes read. This helps to guard against situations where malicious code attempts to pass an infinite stream of bytes to the method.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.