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XNode.ToString Method (SaveOptions)

Returns the XML for this node, optionally disabling formatting.

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

public string ToString(
	SaveOptions options


Type: System.Xml.Linq.SaveOptions
A SaveOptions that specifies formatting behavior.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the XML.

The following example uses this method to retrieve unformatted and formatted XML.

XElement root = XElement.Parse("<Root><Child/></Root>");

This example produces the following output:

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.