XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (XmlReader, String)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified XmlReader and encoding style.

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

Public Function Deserialize ( _
	xmlReader As XmlReader, _
	encodingStyle As String _
) As Object
Dim instance As XmlSerializer
Dim xmlReader As XmlReader
Dim encodingStyle As String
Dim returnValue As Object

returnValue = instance.Deserialize(xmlReader, encodingStyle)
public Object Deserialize (
	XmlReader xmlReader, 
	String encodingStyle
public function Deserialize (
	xmlReader : XmlReader, 
	encodingStyle : String
) : Object



The XmlReader that contains the XML document to deserialize.


The encoding style of the serialized XML.

Return Value

The deserialized object.

Exception typeCondition


An error occurred during deserialization. The original exception is available using the InnerException property.

Deserialization is the process of reading an instance of 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.

Set the encodingStyle parameter to "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/ " for SOAP version 1.1 encoding; otherwise, set it to "http://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-encoding" for SOAP version 1.2 encoding.

Note   The XmlSerializer cannot deserialize the following: arrays of ArrayList and arrays of List.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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