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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)

'Declaration
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>

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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