XNode.ToString Method (SaveOptions)

 
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Returns the XML for this node, optionally disabling formatting.

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

Public Function ToString (
	options As SaveOptions
) As String

Parameters

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.


                Dim root As XElement = <Root>
                           <Child/>
                       </Root>
Console.WriteLine(root.ToString(SaveOptions.DisableFormatting))
Console.WriteLine("---")
Console.WriteLine(root.ToString(SaveOptions.None))

This example produces the following output:


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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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