XmlObjectSerializer.ReadObject Method (XmlDictionaryReader, Boolean)

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When implemented in a derived class, reads the XML stream or document with an XmlDictionaryReader and returns the deserialized object.

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


Public MustOverride Function ReadObject ( _
    reader As XmlDictionaryReader, _
    verifyObjectName As Boolean _
) As Object
public abstract Object ReadObject(
    XmlDictionaryReader reader,
    bool verifyObjectName


  • verifyObjectName
    Type: System.Boolean
    true to check whether the enclosing XML element name and namespace correspond to the root name and root namespace; otherwise, false to skip the verification.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The deserialized object.


The verifyObjectName parameter uses the same code as the IsStartObject method to determine whether the element is the start of the object.

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


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