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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)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function CanDeserialize ( _
	xmlReader As XmlReader _
) As Boolean

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 Sub TestDocument _
                (ByVal filename As String, _
                 ByVal objType As Type)
    ' Using a FileStream, create an XmlTextReader. 
    Dim fs As New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open)
    Dim reader As New XmlTextReader(fs)
    Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(objType)
    If serializer.CanDeserialize(reader) Then 
        Dim o As Object = serializer.Deserialize(reader)
    End If
    fs.Close()
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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