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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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