XDocument Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the XDocument class.

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

public XDocument()

There are not many scenarios that require you to create an XDocument. Instead, you can usually create your XML trees with an XElement root node. Unless you have a specific requirement to create a document (for example, because you have to create processing instructions and comments at the top level, or you have to support document types), it is often more convenient to use XElement as your root node.

For more information about the valid content of an XDocument, see Valid Content of XElement and XDocument Objects in the .NET Framework documentation.

The following example creates a new document, and then adds a comment and an element to it.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XDocument doc = new XDocument();
doc.Add(new XComment("This is a comment"));
doc.Add(new XElement("Root", "content"));
output.Append(doc + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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