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XmlReader.Create Method (TextReader, XmlReaderSettings)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Creates a new XmlReader instance using the specified TextReader and XmlReaderSettings objects.

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

public static XmlReader Create (
	TextReader input,
	XmlReaderSettings settings
public static XmlReader Create (
	TextReader input, 
	XmlReaderSettings settings
public static function Create (
	input : TextReader, 
	settings : XmlReaderSettings
) : XmlReader



The TextReader from which to read the XML data. Because a TextReader returns a stream of Unicode characters, he encoding specified in the XML declaration is not used by the XmlReader to decode the data stream


The XmlReaderSettings object used to configure the new XmlReader. This value can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

An XmlReader object to read XML data.

Exception typeCondition


The input value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

By default an XmlUrlResolver with no credentials is used to access any external resources such as a document type definition (DTD), entities, schemas, and so on. If the external resource is located on a network resource that requires authentication, use the XmlReaderSettings.XmlResolver property to specify an XmlResolver with the necessary credentials.

Security noteSecurity Note

You can use one of the following methods to control which resources the XmlReader can access:

Restrict the resources that the XmlReader can access by setting the XmlResolver property to an XmlSecureResolver object.


Do not allow the XmlReader to open any external resources by setting the XmlResolver property to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The created XmlReader object expands entity references and performs XML normalization of new line characters.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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