XDocument.Save Method (String)

 

Serialize this XDocument to a file, overwriting an existing file, if it exists.

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

Public Sub Save (
	fileName As String
)

Parameters

fileName
Type: System.String

A string that contains the name of the file.

The serialized XML will be indented. All insignificant white space will be removed, and additional white space will be added so that the XML will be properly indented. The behavior of this method is that insignificant white space will not be preserved.

If you want to control white space, use the overload of Save that takes SaveOptions as a parameter. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML3 and Preserving White Space While Serializing1.

The following example creates an XDocument, saves the document to a file, and then prints the file to the console.


                Dim doc As XDocument = _ 
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <Root><Child>content</Child></Root>

doc.Save("Root.xml")
Console.WriteLine(File.ReadAllText("Root.xml"))

This example produces the following output:


                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Root>
  <Child>content</Child>
</Root>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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