Deserialize Method (XmlReader)

XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (XmlReader)


Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified T:System.xml.XmlReader.

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

member Deserialize : 
        xmlReader:XmlReader -> Object


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

The T:System.xml.XmlReader that contains the XML document to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The Object being deserialized.

Exception Condition

An error occurred during deserialization. The original exception is available using the InnerException property.

Deserialization is the process of reading an instance of an XML document and constructing an object that is strongly typed to the XML Schema (XSD) of the document.

Before deserializing, an XmlSerializer must be constructed using the type of the object that is being deserialized.

The XmlReader automatically detects and uses the encoding specified by the XML document.


The XmlSerializer cannot deserialize the following: arrays of ArrayList and arrays of List<'T>.

The following example deserializes an object using an XmlReader.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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