XElement.Load Method (String)
Loads an XElement from a file.
Assembly: System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
This method reads the raw XML into the XML tree. It discards all insignificant white space in the file.
LINQ to XML's loading functionality is built upon XmlReader. Therefore, you might catch any exceptions that are thrown by the XmlReader.Create overload methods and the XmlReader methods that read and parse the document.
The following example creates an XML tree, saves it to a file, and then uses this method to load the XElement from the file.
Dim xmlTree1 As XElement = _ <Root> <Child>Content</Child> </Root> xmlTree1.Save("Tree.xml") Dim xmlTree2 As XElement = XElement.Load("Tree.xml") Console.WriteLine(xmlTree2.Name)
This example produces the following output:
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.