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using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
namespace MyAnimeListSharp.Util
public class SearchResponseDeserializer<T> where T : class
public T Deserialize(string responseString)
using (var stringReader = new StringReader(responseString))
using (
var xmlReader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader,
new XmlReaderSettings {DtdProcessing = DtdProcessing.Ignore}))
var xmlSerializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(T));
var result = xmlSerializer.Deserialize(xmlReader) as T;
return result;
/// <summary>
/// Using reflection, disable undeclared XML entity check for the specified XML reader.
/// </summary>
/// <remarks>
/// Code available on <see cref=""/>
/// The main reason that forced me to use this was because of "&mdash;" entity in returned response string.
/// There were other entities that cannot be just hardcoded
/// so I decided to just ignore them all during deserialzation process.
/// </remarks>
private static void DisableUndeclaredEntityCheck(XmlReader xmlReader)
PropertyInfo propertyInfo = xmlReader.GetType().GetProperty(
"DisableUndeclaredEntityCheck", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic);
propertyInfo.SetValue(xmlReader, true);
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