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The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework version 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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