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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)

'Declaration
Public Function ToString ( _
	options As SaveOptions _
) As String

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.

Dim root As XElement = <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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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