Type Method


Creates and returns a property list by reading from the specified stream.


+ (id)propertyListWithStream:(NSInputStream *)stream options:(NSPropertyListReadOptions)opt format:(NSPropertyListFormat *)format error:(out NSError * _Nullable *)error;



An NSStream object. The stream should be open and configured for reading.


The options used to create the property list. For possible values, see NSPropertyListMutabilityOptions.


Upon return, contains the format that the property list was stored in. Pass nil if you do not need to know the format.


If the method does not complete successfully, upon return contains an NSError object that describes the problem.

Return Value

A property list object corresponding to the representation in data. If data is not in a supported format, returns nil.


See Also

Deserializing a Property List

+ propertyListWithData:options:format:error:

Creates and returns a property list from the specified data.

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