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using XmlSerializer getting "The ReadContentAsString method is not supported on node type None" error

i have an xml string that i can deserialize into a customer class object.  but when i try to serialize the object back to a string:

public static String SerializeObject(Object pObject)
            String XmlizedString = null;

                using (MemoryStream memoryStream = new MemoryStream())
                    XmlSerializer xs = new XmlSerializer(typeof(T));
                    XmlTextWriter xmlTextWriter = new XmlTextWriter(memoryStream, Encoding.UTF8);

                    xs.Serialize(xmlTextWriter, pObject);
                    XmlTextReader xmlTextReader = new XmlTextReader(memoryStream);

                    //object o = xmlTextReader.ReadContentAsObject();
                    //XmlizedString = o.ToString();
                    XmlizedString = xmlTextReader.ReadContentAsString(); //xmlTextWriter. UTF8ByteArrayToString(memoryStream.ToArray());
            catch (Exception e)

            return XmlizedString;

i keep getting the above error.  i tried ReadContentAsString, ReadContentAs, ReadContentAsObject, but nothing works. now the custom class has properties that i may not include in my xml string, but i don't think it should be an issue.  thanks.
string ftpsXML = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?><Adapter>";
            ftpsXML += "<AdapterType>ftps</AdapterType>";
            ftpsXML += "<Url>xxxxxx</Url>";
            ftpsXML += "<User>";
            ftpsXML += userName + "</User><Password>";
            ftpsXML += passWord + "</Password><NumberRetries>2</NumberRetries>";
            ftpsXML += "<Delay>3000</Delay><RemoteDirectory>Subdir1</RemoteDirectory>";
            ftpsXML += "<SourceUrl>xxxxxx</SourceUrl>";
            ftpsXML += "<SourceDirectory>xxxxxx</SourceDirectory>";
            ftpsXML += "<FileNameRegExPattern>" + @"^[\w]*_[\w]{8}-[\w]{4}-[\w]{4}-[\w]{4}-[\w]{12}\.[\w]+$" +
            ftpsXML += "<EncryptedFileExtension>pgp</EncryptedFileExtension><FtpFormat>FTP</FtpFormat>";
            ftpsXML += "<EncryptionAlgorithmEntityID>1</EncryptionAlgorithmEntityID><EnableSsl>true</EnableSsl>";
            ftpsXML += "</Adapter>";

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