XmlSerializer.Deserialize Method (TextReader)

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Deserializes the XML document contained by the specified TextReader.

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


Public Function Deserialize ( _
    textReader As TextReader _
) As Object
public Object Deserialize(
    TextReader textReader


Return Value

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


Exception Condition

An error occurred during deserialization. The original exception is available using the InnerException property.


Deserialization is the process of reading an instance of 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.

Classes that inherit from TextReader include StringReader and StreamReader. If you are using a StreamReader to deserialize an object, you must construct the StreamReader with an appropriate Encoding. The encoding specified by the XML document is ignored.


To use the encoding specified by the XML document, use the Deserialize overload that takes an XmlReader instead. The XmlReader automatically detects and uses the encoding specified by the XML document.


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