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XmlValidatingReader.Encoding Property

Gets the encoding attribute for 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 not byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

When any external reference is read (such as expanding an entity in a document type definition (DTD) file or reading a schema file) the encoding property is set to the encoding value of the external reference. If encoding is not specified in the external reference, and there is no byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

All the encoding standards that the underlying operating system supports are supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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