MetadataSerializer.ReadCustomAttributes 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.]

Extensibility point for reading custom attributes.

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


Dim reader As XmlReader
Dim target As T

Me.ReadCustomAttributes(reader, target)


Protected Overridable Sub ReadCustomAttributes(Of T) ( _
    reader As XmlReader, _
    target As T _
protected virtual void ReadCustomAttributes<T> (
    XmlReader reader,
    T target
generic<typename T>
virtual void ReadCustomAttributes (
    XmlReader^ reader, 
    T target


  • T
    The type of element.


  • reader
    Xml reader.
  • target
    An object of type T.

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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