XPathDocument Constructor (String, XmlSpace)

Initializes a new instance of the XPathDocument class from the XML data in the file specified with the white space handling specified.

Namespace: System.Xml.XPath
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public XPathDocument (
	string uri,
	XmlSpace space
public XPathDocument (
	String uri, 
	XmlSpace space
public function XPathDocument (
	uri : String, 
	space : XmlSpace



The path of the file that contains the XML data.


An XmlSpace object.

Exception typeCondition


An error was encountered in the XML data. The XPathDocument remains empty.


The file path parameter or XmlSpace object parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

  • The XmlSpace object passed as a parameter specifies whether to preserve white space. Default preserves only significant white space; Preserve preserves all white space. By default, the XmlSpace object is set to Default.

  • The functionality of the XPathDocument constructor is identical to that of the XPathDocument constructor, except for the white space handling options described.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0