Gets or sets a value that specifies how the reader handles entities.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
In the .NET Framework 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.
This property can be changed on the fly and takes effect after the next Read call.
When EntityHandling is set to ExpandCharEntities, attribute values are only partially normalized. The reader normalizes each individual text node independently from the content of adjacent entity reference nodes.
To illustrate the difference between the entity handling modes consider the following XML:
<!DOCTYPE doc [<!ENTITY num "123">]> <doc> A # </doc>
When EntityHandling is set to ExpandEntities the "doc" element node contains one text node with the expanded entity text:
When EntityHandling is set to ExpandCharEntites, and WhitespaceHandling is set to Significant or All, the "doc" element expands the character entity and returns the general entity as a node:
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