XDocument.Parse Method (String)

 

Creates a new XDocument from a string.

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

Public Shared Function Parse (
	text As String
) As XDocument

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

A string that contains XML.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XDocument

An XDocument populated from the string that contains XML.

This method does not preserve white space. If you want to preserve white space in the XML tree, use the overload of Parse that takes LoadOptions as a parameter.

For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML3 and Preserving White Space While Serializing1.

LINQ to XML's loading functionality is built upon XmlReader. Therefore, you might catch any exceptions that are thrown by the XmlReader.Create overload methods and the XmlReader methods that read and parse the document.

The following example creates a string that contains XML. It then parses the string into an XDocument.


                Dim str As String = _
    "<?xml version= '1.0'?>" & _
    "<!-- comment at the root level -->" & _
    "<Root>" & _
    "  <Child>Content</Child>" & _
    "</Root>"

Dim doc As XDocument = XDocument.Parse(str)
Console.WriteLine(doc)

This example produces the following output:


                <!-- comment at the root level -->
<Root>
  <Child>Content</Child>
</Root>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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