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EntityHandling Enumeration

Specifies how the XmlTextReader or XmlValidatingReader handle entities.

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

public enum EntityHandling
public enum EntityHandling
public enum EntityHandling

 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkExpandCharEntitiesExpands character entities and returns general entities as EntityReference nodes.  

You must call ResolveEntity to see what the general entities expand to. This enables you to optimize entity handling by only expanding the entity the first time it is used.

When set to ExpandCharEntities, a reader call to the GetAttribute method expands all entities (both general and character entities).

Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkExpandEntitiesExpands all entities and returns the expanded nodes. 

EntityReference nodes are not returned. The entity text is expanded in place of the entity references.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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