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XmlReader.Create Method (TextReader, XmlReaderSettings)

Creates a new XmlReader instance using the specified TextReader and XmlReaderSettings objects.

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

public static XmlReader Create(
	TextReader input,
	XmlReaderSettings settings
)

Parameters

input
Type: System.IO.TextReader
The TextReader from which to read the XML data. Because a TextReader returns a stream of Unicode characters, the encoding specified in the XML declaration is not used by the XmlReader to decode the data stream
settings
Type: System.Xml.XmlReaderSettings
The XmlReaderSettings object used to configure the new XmlReader. This value can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
An XmlReader object to read XML data.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The input value is null.

By default an XmlUrlResolver with no credentials is used to access any external resources such as a document type definition (DTD), entities, schemas, and so on. If the external resource is located on a network resource that requires authentication, use the XmlReaderSettings.XmlResolver property to specify an XmlResolver with the necessary credentials.

Security noteSecurity Note

You can use one of the following methods to control which resources the XmlReader can access:

Restrict the resources that the XmlReader can access by setting the XmlResolver property to an XmlSecureResolver object.

-or-

Do not allow the XmlReader to open any external resources by setting the XmlResolver property to null.

The created XmlReader object expands entity references and performs XML normalization of new line characters.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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