NetDataContractSerializer.IsStartObject Method (XmlDictionaryReader)


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Determines whether the XmlDictionaryReader is positioned on an object that can be deserialized using the specified reader.

Namespace:   System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

override IsStartObject : 
        reader:XmlDictionaryReader -> bool


Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryReader

An XmlDictionaryReader that contains the XML to read.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true, if the reader is at the start element of the stream to read; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

the reader is set to null.

The IsStartObject determines whether it can read an object by examining the name and namespace of the XML element the reader is positioned at, and comparing the values to expected name and namespace. The expected name and namespace can be set with the following: the data contract name and namespace of the type passed into the constructor, or the rootName and rootNamespace values passed into the constructor (if present).

You can set the rootName and rootNamespace in the following constructors: NetDataContractSerializer.NetDataContractSerializer(String, String), NetDataContractSerializer.NetDataContractSerializer(XmlDictionaryString, XmlDictionaryString), and NetDataContractSerializer.NetDataContractSerializer(XmlDictionaryString, XmlDictionaryString, StreamingContext, Int32, Boolean, FormatterAssemblyStyle, ISurrogateSelector).

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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