When overridden in a derived class, maps a URI to an object that contains the actual resource.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public abstract Object GetEntity( Uri absoluteUri, string role, Type ofObjectToReturn )
- Type: System.String
Currently not used.
- Type: System.Type
The type of object to return. The current version only returns System.IO.Stream objects.
Return ValueType: System.Object
A stream object or null if a type other than stream is specified.
This method is used when the caller wants to map a given URI into the object containing the actual resource that the URI represents. The type of object returned is negotiable; however, the implementation must always support System.IO.Stream.
For the asynchronous version of this method, see GetEntityAsync.
Your application can mitigate memory denial of service threats to the method by implementing an IStream that limits the number of bytes read. This helps guard against situations where malicious code attempts to pass an infinite stream of bytes to the method.