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XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (Stream)

April 12, 2014

Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified Stream.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Xml.Serialization (in System.Xml.Serialization.dll)
public Object Deserialize(
	Stream stream
)

Parameters

stream
Type: System.IO.Stream
The Stream that contains the XML document to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The Object being deserialized.

Deserialization is the process of reading an XML document and constructing an object that is strongly typed to the XML Schema (XSD) of the document.

Before deserializing, an XmlSerializer must be constructed using the type of the object that is being deserialized.

Use the stream parameter to specify an object that derives from the Stream class, which is designed to write to streams. Classes that derive from the Stream class include:

NoteNote:

The XmlSerializer cannot deserialize arrays of List<T>.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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