XmlTextReader.Encoding Property


Gets the encoding of the document.

 property System::Text::Encoding ^ Encoding { System::Text::Encoding ^ get(); };
public System.Text.Encoding Encoding { get; }
member this.Encoding : System.Text.Encoding
Public ReadOnly Property Encoding As Encoding

Property Value


The encoding value. If no encoding attribute exists, and there is no byte-order mark, this defaults to UTF-8.



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.

Applies to