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XmlTextReader.XmlSpace Property

Gets the current xml:space scope.

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

public override XmlSpace XmlSpace { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlSpace
One of the XmlSpace values. If no xml:space scope exists, this property defaults to XmlSpace.None.

NoteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

The following example parses a file and returns significant white space if an xml:space='preserve' scope is found.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample{

  public static void Main(){

     XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("authors.xml");
     reader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

     // Parse the file.  Return white space only if an 
     // xml:space='preserve' attribute is found. 
     while (reader.Read()){
       switch (reader.NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name);
           if (reader.XmlSpace==XmlSpace.Preserve)
             reader.WhitespaceHandling=WhitespaceHandling.Significant;
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
           Console.Write(reader.Value);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.SignificantWhitespace:
           Console.Write(reader.Value);
           break;         
       }              
     }
  }
}

The example uses the file, authors.xml, as input.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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