XmlTextReader.Encoding Property

Gets the encoding of 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 no byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.

NoteNote

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.

Because XmlTextReader uses the System.Text.Encoding class, XmlTextReader also supports all encodings supported by that class. The exception to this is any encoding, such as UTF-7 or EBCDIC, that maps the <?xml sequence to different byte values than UTF-8.

.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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