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XmlSerializer.CanDeserialize Method

Gets a value that indicates whether this XmlSerializer can deserialize a specified XML document.

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

public virtual bool CanDeserialize(
	XmlReader xmlReader
)

Parameters

xmlReader
Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader that points to the document to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this XmlSerializer can deserialize the object that the XmlReader points to; otherwise, false.

The following example calls the CanDeserialize method to check whether an XML document can be deserialized.

private void TestDocument(string filename, Type objType)
{
   // Using a FileStream, create an XmlTextReader.
   Stream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open);
   XmlReader reader = new XmlTextReader(fs);
   XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(objType);
   if(serializer.CanDeserialize(reader))
      {
         Object o = serializer.Deserialize(reader);
      }
   fs.Close();
}

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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