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XmlConvert.EncodeNmToken Method

Verifies the name is valid according to the XML specification.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public static string EncodeNmToken(
	string name


Type: System.String

The name to be encoded.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The encoded name.

This method guarantees that the name is valid according to the XML specification. For example, if you passed this method the invalid name 70+, it returns 70_x002b_ which is a valid XML name.

If name is null or String.Empty then you get the same value returned.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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