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SecurityTokenSerializer.CanReadKeyIdentifierClause Method

Determines whether this serializer can read a clause in a <KeyIdentifier> element referred to by the specified XML reader.

Namespace:  System.IdentityModel.Selectors
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel (in System.IdentityModel.dll)

public bool CanReadKeyIdentifierClause(
	XmlReader reader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader to read the key identifier clause.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true when the specified key identifier clause can be read; otherwise, false.


reader is null.

Classes that derive from the SecurityTokenSerializer class must override the CanReadKeyIdentifierClauseCore(XmlReader) method. The CanReadKeyIdentifierClause(XmlReader) method calls the CanReadKeyIdentifierClauseCore method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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