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XmlValidatingReader.Encoding Property

Gets the encoding attribute for the document.

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

public Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
The encoding value. If no encoding attribute exists, and there is not byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework version 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

When any external reference is read (such as expanding an entity in a document type definition (DTD) file or reading a schema file) the encoding property is set to the encoding value of the external reference. If encoding is not specified in the external reference, and there is no byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

All the encoding standards that the underlying operating system supports are supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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