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XmlReader.Create Method (String)

Creates a new XmlReader instance with specified URI.

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

public static XmlReader Create(
	string inputUri
)

Parameters

inputUri
Type: System.String

The URI for the file that contains the XML data. The XmlUrlResolver class is used to convert the path to a canonical data representation.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The inputUri value is null.

SecurityException

The XmlReader does not have sufficient permissions to access the location of the XML data.

FileNotFoundException

The file identified by the URI does not exist.

UriFormatException
NoteNote

In the .NET for Windows Store apps or the Portable Class Library, catch the base class exception, FormatException, instead.

The URI format is not correct.

An XmlReaderSettings object with default settings is used to create the reader. If you wish to specify the features to support on the created reader, use the overload that takes an XmlReaderSettings object as one of its arguments, and pass in an XmlReaderSettings object with the correct settings.

A default 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, specify an XmlResolver with the necessary credentials using the XmlReaderSettings.XmlResolver property.

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

The following example creates an XmlReader object that reads XML data file specified by the URI.

// Create the XmlReader object.
XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create("books.xml");

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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

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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