SecurityTokenSerializer.ReadToken Method

Reads the security token pointed at by the specified XML reader.

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

public SecurityToken ReadToken(
	XmlReader reader,
	SecurityTokenResolver tokenResolver


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader to read the security token.

Type: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.SecurityTokenResolver

A SecurityTokenResolver that determines the security token type.

Return Value

Type: System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityToken
A SecurityToken that represents the security token that is read.


reader is null.


tokenResolver is null.

Classes that derive from the SecurityTokenSerializer class must override the ReadTokenCore(XmlReader, SecurityTokenResolver) method. The ReadToken(XmlReader, SecurityTokenResolver) method calls the ReadTokenCore(XmlReader, SecurityTokenResolver) 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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