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XStreamingElement.ToString Method

Returns the formatted (indented) XML for this streaming element.

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

abstract ToString : unit -> string  
override ToString : unit -> string

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the indented XML.

Note that when debugging a program that uses XStreamingElement, displaying the value of an object causes its ToString method to be called. This causes the XML to be serialized. If the semantics of your streaming element query are such that the streaming element can only be streamed once, this may cause undesirable behavior in your debugging experience.

The following example shows two uses of ToString. The first use preserves white space. The second one serializes the XStreamingElement with formatting.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

<NewRoot><DifferentChild>3</DifferentChild></NewRoot>
------
<NewRoot>
  <DifferentChild>3</DifferentChild>
</NewRoot>

.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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