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XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas.MaxArrayLength Property

Gets and sets the maximum allowed array length.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in system.runtime.serialization.dll)

public int MaxArrayLength { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_MaxArrayLength ()

/** @property */
public void set_MaxArrayLength (int value)

public function get MaxArrayLength () : int

public function set MaxArrayLength (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The maximum allowed array length. The default is 16384.

Exception typeCondition


Trying to set the value, but quota values are read-only for this instance.


Trying to set the value to less than zero.

This quota governs the maximum array length that is created and returned by various API calls. It affects special array APIs as well as byte arrays returned from ReadContentAsBase64(). This limit does not affect the ReadContentAsBase64() override that takes an array to be populated with data.

Note that this property value applies to every step of message processing. This includes some steps that can expand the size of a message or message part. In particular, encryption can dramatically increase the size of a message. When setting this value, you must take this into account.

Instances created with the public constructor have properties that can be set.

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