Saml11SecurityTokenHandler.ReadEvidence 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.]

Read the saml:Evidence element.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml11
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim reader As XmlReader
Dim returnValue As SamlEvidence

returnValue = Me.ReadEvidence(reader)


Protected Overridable Function ReadEvidence ( _
    reader As XmlReader _
) As SamlEvidence
protected virtual SamlEvidence ReadEvidence (
    XmlReader reader
virtual SamlEvidence^ ReadEvidence (
    XmlReader^ reader
protected SamlEvidence ReadEvidence (
    XmlReader reader
protected function ReadEvidence (
    reader : XmlReader
) : SamlEvidence


  • reader
    XmlReader positioned at saml:Evidence element.

Return Value



Exception type Condition

The input parameter 'reader' is null.


The XmlReader is not positioned at a saml:Evidence element or the element contains unrecognized or invalid child elements.

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


Saml11SecurityTokenHandler Class
Saml11SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml11 Namespace

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