XmlReader.Create Method (Stream, XmlReaderSettings, XmlParserContext)

Creates a new XmlReader instance using the specified stream, XmlReaderSettings, and XmlParserContext objects.

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


Public Shared Function Create ( _
    input As Stream, _
    settings As XmlReaderSettings, _
    inputContext As XmlParserContext _
) As XmlReader
public static XmlReader Create(
    Stream input,
    XmlReaderSettings settings,
    XmlParserContext inputContext


  • input
    Type: System.IO.Stream
    The stream containing the XML data.
    The XmlReader scans the first bytes of the stream looking for a byte order mark or other sign of encoding. When encoding is determined, the encoding is used to continue reading the stream, and processing continues parsing the input as a stream of (Unicode) characters.
  • inputContext
    Type: System.Xml.XmlParserContext
    The XmlParserContext object that provides the context information required to parse the XML fragment. The context information can include the XmlNameTable to use, encoding, namespace scope, the current xml:lang and xml:space scope, base URI, and document type definition.
    This value can be nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
An XmlReader object to read XML data.


Exception Condition

The input value is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


For information on working with resolvers, see Working with XmlXapResolver, Working with XmlPreloadedResolver.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.