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DiscoveryDocument.CanRead Method

Returns a value indicating whether the passed XmlReader can be deserialized into a DiscoveryDocument.

Namespace:  System.Web.Services.Discovery
Assembly:  System.Web.Services (in System.Web.Services.dll)

public static bool CanRead(
	XmlReader xmlReader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

The XmlReader that is tested whether it can be deserialized into a DiscoveryDocument.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if XmlReader can be deserialized into a DiscoveryDocument; otherwise, false.

The following code example reads in the contents of a discovery document, if the CanRead property is true.

// Check whether the given XmlTextReader is readable. 
if( DiscoveryDocument.CanRead( myXmlTextReader ) == true )
   // Read the given XmlTextReader.
   myDiscoveryDocument = DiscoveryDocument.Read( myXmlTextReader );
   Console.WriteLine( "The supplied file is not readable" );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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