Saml2Assertion.CanWriteSourceData Property

[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.]

Gets a value that indicates whether this assertion was deserialized from XML source and can re-emit the XML data unchanged.

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


Dim instance As Saml2Assertion
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.CanWriteSourceData


Public Overridable ReadOnly Property CanWriteSourceData As Boolean
public virtual bool CanWriteSourceData { get; }
virtual property bool CanWriteSourceData {
    bool get ();
/** @property */
public boolean get_CanWriteSourceData ()
public function get CanWriteSourceData () : boolean

Property Value

true if this assertion can re-emit the XML source data unchanged; otherwise, false.


The default implementation preserves the source data when read using the ReadAssertion method and can re-emit the original data as long as the Id property has not changed from the time that assertion was read.


It is very important that SAML assertions with different data have different IDs. If implementing a scheme whereby an assertion "template" is loaded and certain bits of data are filled in, the Id must be changed.

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)

Change History

See Also


Saml2Assertion Class
Saml2Assertion Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

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