Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.ReadAttribute Method

[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 the <saml:Attribute> element.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim reader As XmlReader
Dim returnValue As Saml2Attribute

returnValue = Me.ReadAttribute(reader)


Protected Overridable Function ReadAttribute ( _
    reader As XmlReader _
) As Saml2Attribute
protected virtual Saml2Attribute ReadAttribute (
    XmlReader reader
virtual Saml2Attribute^ ReadAttribute (
    XmlReader^ reader
protected Saml2Attribute ReadAttribute (
    XmlReader reader
protected function ReadAttribute (
    reader : XmlReader
) : Saml2Attribute


  • reader
    An XmlReader positioned at the element to read.

Return Value

A Saml2Assertion that represents the Assertion element that is read.


Exception type Condition

reader is null.


The default implementation requires that the content of the Attribute element be a simple string. To handle complex content or content of declared simple types other than xs:string, override this method.

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


Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Class
Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

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