Compiles a string representing an XPath expression and returns an XPathExpression object.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
An XPath expression is evaluated to yield one of the following return types:
Node Set: an unordered collection of nodes without duplicates
Boolean: true or false
Number: a floating-point number
String: a sequence of UCS characters
Expressions that return a node set can be used in the Select and Evaluate methods. Expressions that return a Boolean, number, or string can be used in the Evaluate method. The rules on valid expressions for the Matches method are specific to that method.
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)
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