XElement.Load Method (String)

Loads an XElement from a file.

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

public static XElement Load(
	string uri
)

Parameters

uri
Type: System.String
A URI string referencing the file to load into a new XElement.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement that contains the contents of the specified file.

This method reads the raw XML into the XML tree. It discards all insignificant white space in the file.

LINQ to XML's loading functionality is built upon XmlReader. Therefore, you might catch any exceptions that are thrown by the XmlReader.Create overload methods and the XmlReader methods that read and parse the document.

The following example creates an XML tree, saves it to a file, and then uses this method to load the XElement from the file.

XElement xmlTree1 = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", "content")
);
xmlTree1.Save("Tree.xml");

XElement xmlTree2 = XElement.Load("Tree.xml");
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree2.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Root

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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