WS_XML_READER_RAW_ENCODING structure (webservices.h)

Used to indicate that the reader should surface the bytes of the document as base64 encoded characters.


typedef struct _WS_XML_READER_RAW_ENCODING {



The base type for all types that derive from WS_XML_READER_ENCODING.


This encoding can be useful when it is desirable to read an arbitrary, perhaps, non-xml document while still using the WS_XML_READER abstraction. In this encoding, the bytes comprising the document are presented as base64 encoded characters at the root of a xml document. In order to accommodate non-whitespace text at the root of the document, the reader will operate as if the WS_XML_READER_PROPERTY_ALLOW_FRAGMENT property has been specified.

The bytes of the document are only converted to base64 when necessary. So, for example, using WsReadBytes, which normally performs a base64 decoding of the characters it reads, actually avoids all base64 conversions and is the most efficient way to read documents in this encoding. Using WsReadChars, for example, will cause the bytes to physically get converted to their corresponding base64 characters. In general reading the document using anything other than WsReadBytes will incur the base64 conversion.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Header webservices.h