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XElement.Save Method (String)

Serialize this element to a file.

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 nodes in the XML tree will not be preserved.

If you want to control white space, use the overload of Save that allows you to specify 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 XElement, saves the document to a file, and then prints the file to the console.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", "child content")
);
root.Save("Root.xml");
string str = File.ReadAllText("Root.xml");
Console.WriteLine(str);

This example produces the following output:

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