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XmlReaderSettings.CheckCharacters Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to do character checking.

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

public bool CheckCharacters { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_CheckCharacters ()

/** @property */
public void set_CheckCharacters (boolean value)

public function get CheckCharacters () : boolean

public function set CheckCharacters (value : boolean)

Property Value

true to do character checking; otherwise false. The default is true.
NoteNote

If the XmlReader is processing text data, it always checks that the XML names and text content are valid, regardless of the property setting. Setting CheckCharacters to false turns off character checking for character entity references.

Instructs the reader to check characters and throw an exception if any characters are outside the range of legal XML characters. Character checking includes checking for illegal characters in the document, as well as checking the validity of XML names (for example, an XML name may not start with a numeral).

For more information, see sections 2.2 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#charsets) and 2.3 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-Name) of the W3C XML 1.0 recommendation.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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