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XmlReaderSettings.IgnoreComments Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to ignore comments.

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

public bool IgnoreComments { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_IgnoreComments ()

/** @property */
public void set_IgnoreComments (boolean value)

public function get IgnoreComments () : boolean

public function set IgnoreComments (value : boolean)

Property Value

true to ignore comments; otherwise false. The default is false.

Setting this property to true can result in multiple contiguous text nodes being returned from the reader. This does not affect validation.

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;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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