MetadataSerializer.ReadEntityDescriptor 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 an entity descriptor.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSFederation.Metadata
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim inputReader As XmlReader
Dim tokenResolver As SecurityTokenResolver
Dim returnValue As EntityDescriptor

returnValue = Me.ReadEntityDescriptor(inputReader, tokenResolver)


Protected Overridable Function ReadEntityDescriptor ( _
    inputReader As XmlReader, _
    tokenResolver As SecurityTokenResolver _
) As EntityDescriptor
protected virtual EntityDescriptor ReadEntityDescriptor (
    XmlReader inputReader,
    SecurityTokenResolver tokenResolver
virtual EntityDescriptor^ ReadEntityDescriptor (
    XmlReader^ inputReader, 
    SecurityTokenResolver^ tokenResolver
protected EntityDescriptor ReadEntityDescriptor (
    XmlReader inputReader, 
    SecurityTokenResolver tokenResolver
protected function ReadEntityDescriptor (
    inputReader : XmlReader, 
    tokenResolver : SecurityTokenResolver
) : EntityDescriptor


  • inputReader
    The xml reader.
  • tokenResolver
    The security token resolver.

Return Value

An entity descriptor.


Exception type Condition

The parameter inputReader 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


MetadataSerializer Class
MetadataSerializer Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSFederation.Metadata Namespace

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