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XElement.Load Method (String)

Loads an XElement from a file.

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

public static XElement Load(
	string uri
)

Parameters

uri
Type: System.String

A URI string referencing the file to load into a new XElement.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement that contains the contents of the specified file.

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:

Root

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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