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XmlReaderSettings.CheckCharacters Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to do character checking.

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

public bool CheckCharacters { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to do character checking; otherwise false. The default is true.
NoteNote

If the XmlReader is processing text data, it always checks that the XML names and text content are valid, regardless of the property setting. Setting CheckCharacters to false turns off character checking for character entity references.

Instructs the reader to check characters and throw an exception if any characters are outside the range of legal XML characters. Character checking includes checking for illegal characters in the document, as well as checking the validity of XML names (for example, an XML name may not start with a numeral).

For more information, see sections 2.2 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#charsets) and 2.3 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-Name) of the W3C XML 1.0 recommendation.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.
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