MetadataSerializer.ReadRoleDescriptorElement 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 role descriptor element.

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


Dim reader As XmlReader
Dim roleDescriptor As RoleDescriptor
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = Me.ReadRoleDescriptorElement(reader, roleDescriptor)


Protected Overridable Function ReadRoleDescriptorElement ( _
    reader As XmlReader, _
    roleDescriptor As RoleDescriptor _
) As Boolean
protected virtual bool ReadRoleDescriptorElement (
    XmlReader reader,
    RoleDescriptor roleDescriptor
virtual bool ReadRoleDescriptorElement (
    XmlReader^ reader, 
    RoleDescriptor^ roleDescriptor
protected boolean ReadRoleDescriptorElement (
    XmlReader reader, 
    RoleDescriptor roleDescriptor
protected function ReadRoleDescriptorElement (
    reader : XmlReader, 
    roleDescriptor : RoleDescriptor
) : boolean


  • reader
    The xml reader.
  • roleDescriptor
    The role descriptor.

Return Value

True if read.


Exception type Condition

The parameter reader/roleDescriptor/roleDescriptor.Contacts/rolDescriptor.Keys 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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