XmlNodeReader Class

Represents a reader that provides fast, non-cached forward only access to XML data in an XmlNode.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public class XmlNodeReader : XmlReader, IXmlNamespaceResolver
public class XmlNodeReader extends XmlReader implements IXmlNamespaceResolver
public class XmlNodeReader extends XmlReader implements IXmlNamespaceResolver
Not applicable.


In the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET Framework. For more information, see Creating XML Readers.

The XmlNodeReader has the ability to read an XML DOM subtree. This class does not support document type definition (DTD) or schema validation. To perform data validation, use a validating XmlReader object.

For further discussion on the XmlReader classes, see Reading XML with the XmlReader.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0