SqlDataReader.GetXmlReader Method (Int32)

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Retrieves data of type XML as an XmlReader.

Namespace:   System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

Public Overridable Function GetXmlReader (
	i As Integer
) As XmlReader


Type: System.Int32

The value of the specified column.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

The returned object.

Exception Condition

The connection drops or is closed during the data retrieval.

The SqlDataReader is closed during the data retrieval.

There is no data ready to be read (for example, the first Read hasn't been called, or returned false).

Trying to read a previously read column in sequential mode.

There was an asynchronous operation in progress. This applies to all Get* methods when running in sequential mode, as they could be called while reading a stream.


Trying to read a column that does not exist.


The returned type was not xml.

The XmlReader object returned by GetXmlReader does not support asynchronous operations. If you require asynchronous operations on an XmlReader, cast the XML column to an NVARCHAR(MAX) on the server and use GetTextReader with Create.

SqlException exceptions raised from XmlReader are thrown as XmlException exceptions; check the inner exception for the SqlException.

GetChars will raise an InvalidOperationException exception when used on an object returned by GetXmlReader when SequentialAccess is in effect.

For more information, see SqlClient Streaming Support.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
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