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XmlTextReader.Encoding Property

Gets the encoding of the document.

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

public Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
The encoding value. If no encoding attribute exists, and there is no byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

NoteNote

In the .NET Framework version 2.0 release, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReader.Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of the new features introduced in this release. For more information, see Creating XML Readers.

Because XmlTextReader uses the System.Text.Encoding class, XmlTextReader also supports all encodings supported by that class. The exception to this is any encoding, such as UTF-7 or EBCDIC, that maps the <?xml sequence to different byte values than UTF-8.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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

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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