XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (TextReader)
Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified TextReader.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
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.
Classes that inherit from TextReader include StringReader and StreamReader. If you are using a StreamReader to deserialize an object, you must construct the StreamReader with an appropriate Encoding. The encoding specified by the XML document is ignored.
To use the encoding specified by the XML document, use the Deserialize overload that takes an XmlReader instead. The XmlReader automatically detects and uses the encoding specified by the XML document.
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1
Introducing XML Serialization
How to: Specify an Alternate Element Name for an XML Stream
Controlling XML Serialization Using Attributes
Examples of XML Serialization
XML Schema Definition Tool (Xsd.exe)