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XPathDocument Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the XPathDocument class from the XML data in the specified file.

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

public XPathDocument (
	string uri
public XPathDocument (
	String uri
public function XPathDocument (
	uri : String



The path of the file that contains the XML data.

Exception typeCondition


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


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

To preserve white space, use the XPathDocument constructor that accepts an XmlSpace object as a parameter.

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