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XmlTextReader Constructor (TextReader)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlTextReader class with the specified TextReader.

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

public XmlTextReader(
	TextReader input


Type: System.IO.TextReader

The TextReader containing the XML data to read.


In the .NET Framework version 2.0 release, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReader.Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of the new features introduced in this release. For more information, see Creating XML Readers.

It is assumed that the TextReader is already set to the correct encoding. This is used by clients that have already read some things from the stream in a multi-part MIME scenario.

The following example loads an XML string into the XmlTextReader object using the StringReader class.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    string xmlData = 
       <title>Oberon's Legacy</title>

    // Create the reader.
    XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(new StringReader(xmlData));
    reader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

    // Display each element node. 
    while (reader.Read()){
       switch (reader.NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name);
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name);

    // Close the reader.
} // End class
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main() {

    String* xmlData = 
    S"<book>\r\n       <title>Oberon's Legacy</title>\r\n       <price>5.95</price>\r\n      </book>";

    // Create the reader.
    XmlTextReader* reader = new XmlTextReader(new StringReader(xmlData));
    reader->WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling::None;

    // Display each element node.
    while (reader->Read()){
       switch (reader->NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType::Element:
           Console::Write(S"<{0}>", reader->Name);
         case XmlNodeType::Text:
         case XmlNodeType::EndElement:
           Console::Write(S"</{0}>", reader->Name);

    // Close the reader.

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0