XmlTextReader Constructor (TextReader)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlTextReader class with the specified TextReader.

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

public XmlTextReader(
	TextReader input


Type: System.IO.TextReader

The TextReader containing the XML data to read.


Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

It is assumed that the TextReader is already set to the correct encoding. This is used by clients that have already read some things from the stream in a multi-part MIME scenario.

The following example loads an XML string into the XmlTextReader object using the StringReader class.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    string xmlData = 
       <title>Oberon's Legacy</title>

    // Create the reader.
    XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(new StringReader(xmlData));
    reader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

    // Display each element node. 
    while (reader.Read()){
       switch (reader.NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name);
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name);

    // Close the reader.
} // End class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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