XmlSerializer.CanDeserialize Method (XmlReader)


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Gets a value that indicates whether this XmlSerializer can deserialize a specified XML document.

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

Public Overridable Function CanDeserialize (
	xmlReader As XmlReader
) As Boolean


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader that points to the document to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if this XmlSerializer can deserialize the object that the XmlReader points to; otherwise, false.

The following example calls the CanDeserialize method to check whether an XML document can be deserialized.

Private Sub TestDocument _
                (ByVal filename As String, _
                 ByVal objType As Type)
    ' Using a FileStream, create an XmlTextReader.
    Dim fs As New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open)
    Dim reader As New XmlTextReader(fs)
    Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(objType)
    If serializer.CanDeserialize(reader) Then
        Dim o As Object = serializer.Deserialize(reader)
    End If
End Sub

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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