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XmlReaderSettings.XmlResolver Property

Sets the XmlResolver used to access external documents.

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

public XmlResolver XmlResolver { set; }
/** @property */
public void set_XmlResolver (XmlResolver value)

public function set XmlResolver (value : XmlResolver)

Not applicable.

Property Value

An XmlResolver used to access external documents. If set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), an XmlException is thrown when the XmlReader tries to access an external resource. The default is a new XmlUrlResolver with no credentials.

The XmlResolver is used to locate and open an XML instance document, or to locate and open any external resources referenced by the XML instance document. This can include entities, DTD, or schemas. The XmlResolver.Credentials property can be used to specify any credentials required for network authentication.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Because the XmlResolver can contain sensitive information such as user credentials, you should be careful when caching XmlReaderSettings objects, or when passing the XmlReaderSettings object from one component to another.

An XmlSecureResolver can be used to access external documents. The XmlSecureResolver class helps to secure another implementation of XmlResolver by wrapping the XmlResolver object and restricting the resources that the underlying XmlResolver has access to. For more information, see How to: Use the XmlSecureResolver Class.

The ProcessInlineSchema and ProcessSchemaLocation validation flags of an XmlReaderSettings object are not set by default. When these flags are set, the XmlResolver of the XmlReaderSettings object is used to resolve schema locations encountered in the instance document in the XmlReader. If the XmlResolver object is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), schema locations are not resolved even if the ProcessInlineSchema and ProcessSchemaLocation validation flags are set.

Schemas added during validation add new types and can change the validation outcome of the document being validated. As a result, external schemas should only be resolved from trusted sources.

The following example creates an XmlReader that uses an XmlSecureResolver with default credentials.

// Create an XmlSecureResolver with default credentials.
XmlSecureResolver myResolver = new XmlSecureResolver(new XmlUrlResolver(), "http://serverName/data/");
myResolver.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings.XmlResolver = myResolver;

// Create the reader.
XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("http://serverName/data/books.xml", settings);


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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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