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SqlXml.CreateReader Method

Gets the value of the XML content of this SqlXml as a XmlReader.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlTypes
Assembly: System.Data (in

public XmlReader CreateReader ()
public XmlReader CreateReader ()
public function CreateReader () : XmlReader
Not applicable.

Return Value

A XmlReader-derived instance that contains the XML content. The actual type may vary (for example, the return value might be XmlTextReader) depending on how the information is represented internally, on the server.

Exception typeCondition


Attempt was made to access this property on a null instance of SqlXml.

If the SqlXml instance was initialized to null (Nothing in Visual Basic), this method returns null.

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0