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XmlReaderSettings.IgnoreWhitespace Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to ignore insignificant white space.

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

public bool IgnoreWhitespace { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to ignore white space; otherwise false. The default is false.

White space that is not considered to be significant includes spaces, tabs, and blank lines used to set apart the markup for greater readability. An example of this is white space in element content.

This property setting does not affect white space between markup in a mixed content mode, or white space that occurs within the scope of an xml:space='preserve' attribute.

The following creates a settings object that can be used to construct a reader that strips processing instructions, comments, and insignificant white space.

// Set the reader settings.
XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings.IgnoreComments = true;
settings.IgnoreProcessingInstructions = true;
settings.IgnoreWhitespace = true;
// Set the reader settings.
XmlReaderSettings* settings = new XmlReaderSettings();
settings->IgnoreComments = true;
settings->IgnoreProcessingInstructions = true;
settings->IgnoreWhitespace = true;

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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, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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