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XmlDocument.CreateWhitespace Method

Creates an XmlWhitespace node.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public virtual XmlWhitespace CreateWhitespace(
	string text


Type: System.String

The string must contain only the following characters  

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlWhitespace
A new XmlWhitespace node.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM). It is used when you want to manually format your document.

Although this method creates the new object in the context of the document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods.

The following example adds white space to the document.

using System;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

      XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
      doc.LoadXml("<author>" +
                  "<last-name>Corets</last-name>" + 

      Console.WriteLine("InnerText before...");

      // Add white space.     
      XmlNode currNode=doc.DocumentElement;
      XmlWhitespace ws = doc.CreateWhitespace("\r\n");
      currNode.InsertAfter(ws, currNode.FirstChild);

      Console.WriteLine("InnerText after...");


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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