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XNode.ToString Method (SaveOptions)

Returns the XML for this node, optionally disabling formatting.

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

public string ToString(
	SaveOptions options
)

Parameters

options
Type: System.Xml.Linq.SaveOptions

A SaveOptions that specifies formatting behavior.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the XML.

The following example uses this method to retrieve unformatted and formatted XML.

XElement root = XElement.Parse("<Root><Child/></Root>");
Console.WriteLine(root.ToString(SaveOptions.DisableFormatting));
Console.WriteLine("---");
Console.WriteLine(root.ToString(SaveOptions.None));

This example produces the following output:

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