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.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement root = XElement.Parse("<Root><Child/></Root>");
output.Append(root.ToString(SaveOptions.DisableFormatting) + Environment.NewLine);
output.Append("---" + Environment.NewLine);
output.Append(root.ToString(SaveOptions.None) + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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