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XmlTextReader Constructor (String, TextReader, XmlNameTable)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlTextReader class with the specified URL, TextReader and XmlNameTable.

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

public XmlTextReader (
	string url,
	TextReader input,
	XmlNameTable nt
public XmlTextReader (
	String url, 
	TextReader input, 
	XmlNameTable nt
public function XmlTextReader (
	url : String, 
	input : TextReader, 
	nt : XmlNameTable



The URL to use for resolving external resources. The BaseURI is set to this value. If url is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), BaseURI is set to String.Empty.


The TextReader containing the XML data to read.


The XmlNameTable to use.

Exception typeCondition


The nt value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


In the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 release, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the System.Xml.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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0