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XamlReader.Load Method (Stream)

Reads the XAML input in the specified Stream and returns an Object that is the root of the corresponding object tree.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

Public Shared Function Load ( _
	stream As Stream _
) As Object


Type: System.IO.Stream
The XAML to load, in stream form.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The object at the root of the created object tree.


stream is Nothing.

The following example saves a Button into a MemoryStream using the XamlWriter class. The stream is then loaded back into a Button using the static Load method on the XamlReader class.

' Create the Button.
Dim originalButton As New Button()
originalButton.Height = 50
originalButton.Width = 100
originalButton.Background = Brushes.AliceBlue
originalButton.Content = "Click Me"

' Save the Button to a string.
Dim savedButton As String = XamlWriter.Save(originalButton)

' Load the button
Dim stringReader As New StringReader(savedButton)
Dim xmlReader As XmlReader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader)
Dim readerLoadButton As Button = CType(XamlReader.Load(xmlReader), Button)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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