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XmlSerializableServices.ReadNodes Method

Reads a set of XML nodes from the specified reader and returns the result.

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

public static XmlNode[] ReadNodes(
	XmlReader xmlReader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
An XmlReader used for reading.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode[]
An array of type XmlNode.


The xmlReader argument is null.


While reading, a null node was encountered.

This method reads all XML contained within the node the reader is positioned on when this call is made. This enables it to read and store all XML as an array of XmlNode objects. It is a helper method used by the types that implement IXmlSerializable and that use the ReadXml method.

.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.