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Rss20FeedFormatter.CanRead Method

Verifies whether the specified XmlReader contains a valid RSS 2.0 syndication feed.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Syndication
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public override bool CanRead(
	XmlReader reader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
The XmlReader to read from.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
A value that specifies whether the XmlReader contains a valid RSS 2.0 syndication feed.

The following code shows how to use the CanRead(XmlReader) method.

Rss20FeedFormatter feedFormatter = new Rss20FeedFormatter();
XmlReader rssReader = XmlReader.Create("http://Contoso/Feeds/MyFeed");
if (feedFormatter.CanRead(rssReader))

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.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.