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XElement.Parse Method (String)

Load an XElement from a string that contains XML.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

public static XElement Parse(
	string text
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

A String that contains XML.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement 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 the Parse method that takes LoadOptions as a parameter. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.

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 XElement.

XElement xmlTree = XElement.Parse("<Root> <Child> </Child> </Root>");
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree);

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child></Child>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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