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SamlSecurityTokenHandler.ReadAttribute Method

.NET Framework 4.5

Reads the <saml:Attribute> element.

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

protected virtual SamlAttribute ReadAttribute(
	XmlReader reader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader positioned at the element to read.

Return Value

Type: System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SamlAttribute
A SamlAssertion that represents the Assertion element that is read.


reader is null.

The default implementation requires that the content of the Attribute element be a simple string. To handle complex content or content of declared simple types other than xs:string, override this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

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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