DataContractSerializer.ReadObject Method (XmlDictionaryReader, Boolean)

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Reads the XML stream with an XmlDictionaryReader and returns the deserialized object, and also specifies whether a check is made to verify the object name before reading its value.

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


Public Overrides Function ReadObject ( _
    reader As XmlDictionaryReader, _
    verifyObjectName As Boolean _
) As Object
public override Object ReadObject(
    XmlDictionaryReader reader,
    bool verifyObjectName


  • verifyObjectName
    Type: System.Boolean
    true to check whether the name of the object corresponds to the root name value supplied in the constructor; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The deserialized object.


Exception Condition

The verifyObjectName parameter is set to true, and the element name and namespace do not correspond to the values set in the constructor.


Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

ReadObject() throws MethodAccessException instead of SecurityException when it attempts to deserialize an IXmlSerializable type that has a private constructor.

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: Windows Phone OS 7.0


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