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XmlTextReader.XmlTextReader(String, Stream, XmlNameTable) Constructor

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

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

public XmlTextReader (
	string url,
	Stream input,
	XmlNameTable nt
public XmlTextReader (
	String url, 
	Stream input, 
	XmlNameTable nt
public function XmlTextReader (
	url : String, 
	input : Stream, 
	nt : XmlNameTable
Not applicable.



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 stream containing the XML data to read.


The XmlNameTable to use.

Exception typeCondition


The input or 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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0