XmlSerializer.CanDeserialize Method

Gets a value that indicates whether this XmlSerializer can deserialize a specified XML document.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Serialization
Assemblies:   System.Xml.XmlSerializer (in System.Xml.XmlSerializer.dll)
  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public virtual bool CanDeserialize(
	XmlReader xmlReader
)

Parameters

xmlReader
Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader that points to the document to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this XmlSerializer can deserialize the object that the XmlReader points to; otherwise, false.

The following example calls the CanDeserialize method to check whether an XML document can be deserialized.

private void TestDocument(string filename, Type objType)
{
   // Using a FileStream, create an XmlTextReader.
   Stream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open);
   XmlReader reader = new XmlTextReader(fs);
   XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(objType);
   if(serializer.CanDeserialize(reader))
      {
         Object o = serializer.Deserialize(reader);
      }
   fs.Close();
}

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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