InformationCardSerializer.ReadCard Method (Stream)

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Reads an InformationCard from a stream.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSIdentity
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim instance As InformationCardSerializer
Dim stream As Stream
Dim returnValue As InformationCard

returnValue = instance.ReadCard(stream)


Public Function ReadCard ( _
    stream As Stream _
) As InformationCard
public InformationCard ReadCard (
    Stream stream
InformationCard^ ReadCard (
    Stream^ stream
public InformationCard ReadCard (
    Stream stream
public function ReadCard (
    stream : Stream
) : InformationCard


  • stream
    Stream from which the information card is read.

Return Value

An InformationCard instance.


Exception type Condition

The input parameter is null.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


InformationCardSerializer Class
InformationCardSerializer Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSIdentity Namespace

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