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)

Syntax

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

Parameters

Return Value

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

Remarks

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:

Note

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

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

XmlSerializer Class

Deserialize Overload

System.Xml.Serialization Namespace