XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (Stream)

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Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified Stream.

Namespace: System.Xml.Serialization
Assembly: System.Xml.Serialization (in System.Xml.Serialization.dll)


Public Function Deserialize ( _
    stream As Stream _
) As Object
public Object Deserialize(
    Stream stream


Return Value

Type: System..::.Object
The Object being deserialized.


Deserialization is the process of reading an XML document and constructing an object that is strongly typed to the XML Schema (XSD) of the document.

Before deserializing, an XmlSerializer must be constructed using the type of the object that is being deserialized.

Use the stream parameter to specify an object that derives from the Stream class, which is designed to write to streams. Classes that derive from the Stream class include:


The XmlSerializer cannot deserialize arrays of List<(Of <(T>)>).

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


XmlSerializer Class

Deserialize Overload

System.Xml.Serialization Namespace