XmlReader.Create Method (Stream, XmlReaderSettings, String)

Creates a new XmlReader instance using the specified stream, base URI, and settings.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Create ( _
	input As Stream, _
	settings As XmlReaderSettings, _
	baseUri As String _
) As XmlReader

Parameters

input
Type: System.IO.Stream

The stream that contains the XML data.

The XmlReader scans the first bytes of the stream looking for a byte order mark or other sign of encoding. When encoding is determined, the encoding is used to continue reading the stream, and processing continues parsing the input as a stream of (Unicode) characters.

settings
Type: System.Xml.XmlReaderSettings

The settings for the new XmlReader instance. This value can be Nothing.

baseUri
Type: System.String

The base URI for the entity or document being read. This value can be Nothing.

Security Note   The base URI is used to resolve the relative URI of the XML document. Do not use a base URI from an untrusted source.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
An object that is used to read the XML data in the stream.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The input value is Nothing.

By default an XmlUrlResolver with no credentials is used to access any external resources such as a document type definition (DTD), entities, schemas, and so on. If the external resource is located on a network resource that requires authentication, use the XmlReaderSettings.XmlResolver property to specify an XmlResolver with the necessary credentials.

Security noteSecurity Note

You can use one of the following methods to control which resources the XmlReader can access:

-or-

  • Do not allow the XmlReader to open any external resources by setting the XmlResolver property to Nothing.

The created XmlReader object expands entity references and performs XML normalization of new line characters.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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