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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


Type: System.String

The path of the file that contains the XML data.

Type: System.Xml.XmlSpace

An XmlSpace object.


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


The file path parameter or XmlSpace object parameter is null.

  • 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.

.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
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