SecurityTokenSerializer.CanWriteToken Method

Determines whether this serializer can write the specified security token to XML.

Namespace:  System.IdentityModel.Selectors
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel (in System.IdentityModel.dll)

public bool CanWriteToken(
	SecurityToken token


Type: System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityToken

The SecurityToken to convert to XML.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true when the security token can be written; otherwise, false.


token is null.

Classes that derive from the SecurityTokenSerializer class must override the CanWriteTokenCore(SecurityToken) method. The CanWriteToken(SecurityToken) method calls the CanWriteTokenCore(SecurityToken) method.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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