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XElement.Parse Method (String)

Load an XElement from a string that contains XML.

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

public static XElement Parse(
	string text
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

A String that contains XML.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement populated from the string that contains XML.

This method does not preserve white space. If you want to preserve white space in the XML tree, use the overload of the Parse method that takes LoadOptions as a parameter. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.

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 a string that contains XML. It then parses the string into an XElement.

XElement xmlTree = XElement.Parse("<Root> <Child> </Child> </Root>");
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree);

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child></Child>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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.

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