XElement.Save Method (String)


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Serialize this element to a file.

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

public void Save(
	string 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 nodes in the XML tree will not be preserved.

If you want to control white space, use the overload of Save that allows you to specify 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 XElement, saves the document to a file, and then prints the file to the console.

                XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", "child content")
string str = File.ReadAllText("Root.xml");

This example produces the following output:

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

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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