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XDocument.Save Method (String)

Serialize this XDocument to a file, overwriting an existing file, if it exists.

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

public void Save(
	string fileName
)

Parameters

fileName
Type: System.String

A string that contains the name of the file.

The serialized XML will be indented. All insignificant white space will be removed, and additional white space will be added so that the XML will be properly indented. The behavior of this method is that insignificant white space will not be preserved.

If you want to control white space, use the overload of Save that takes SaveOptions as a parameter. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.

The following example creates an XDocument, saves the document to a file, and then prints the file to the console.

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XElement("Root",
        new XElement("Child", "content")
    )
);
doc.Save("Root.xml");
Console.WriteLine(File.ReadAllText("Root.xml"));

This example produces the following output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Root>
  <Child>content</Child>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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