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.
XElement xmlTree1 = new XElement("Root", new XElement("Child", "content") ); xmlTree1.Save("Tree.xml"); XElement xmlTree2 = XElement.Load("Tree.xml"); Console.WriteLine(xmlTree2.Name);
This example produces the following output:
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