When overridden in a derived class, maps a URI to an object containing the actual resource.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public abstract Object GetEntity( Uri absoluteUri, string role, Type ofObjectToReturn )
- Type: System.String
The current version does not use this parameter when resolving URIs. This is provided for future extensibility purposes. For example, this can be mapped to the xlink:role and used as an implementation specific argument in other scenarios.
- Type: System.Type
The type of object to return. The current version only returns System.IO.Stream objects.
Return ValueType: System.Object
A System.IO.Stream object or null if a type other than stream is specified.
This method is used when the caller wants to map a given URI into the object containing the actual resource that the URI represents. The type of object returned is negotiable; however, the implementation must always support System.IO.Stream.
Your application can mitigate memory Denial of Service threats to the method by implementing a wrapping implemented IStream that limits the number of bytes read. This helps to guard against situations where malicious code attempts to pass an infinite stream of bytes to the method.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2