XslCompiledTransform.Load Method (IXPathNavigable, XsltSettings, XmlResolver)


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Compiles the XSLT style sheet contained in the IXPathNavigable. The XmlResolver resolves any XSLT import or include elements and the XSLT settings determine the permissions for the style sheet.

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

public void Load(
	IXPathNavigable stylesheet,
	XsltSettings settings,
	XmlResolver stylesheetResolver


Type: System.Xml.XPath.IXPathNavigable

An object implementing the IXPathNavigable interface. In the Microsoft .NET Framework, this can be either an XmlNode (typically an XmlDocument), or an XPathDocument containing the style sheet.

Type: System.Xml.Xsl.XsltSettings

The XsltSettings to apply to the style sheet. If this is null, the Default setting is applied.

Type: System.Xml.XmlResolver

The XmlResolver used to resolve any style sheets referenced in XSLT import and include elements. If this is null, external resources are not resolved.

Exception Condition

The stylesheet value is null.


The style sheet contains an error.

The XslCompiledTransform class supports the XSLT 1.0 syntax. The XSLT style sheet must use the http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform namespace.

The following example loads a style sheet. The XmlSecureResolver object contains the credentials necessary to access any import or include elements found in the style sheet.

// Create a resolver and specify the necessary credentials.
XmlUrlResolver resolver = new XmlUrlResolver();
System.Net.NetworkCredential myCred;
myCred  = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(UserName,SecurelyStoredPassword,Domain);  
resolver.Credentials = myCred;

// Load the style sheet.
XslCompiledTransform xslt = new XslCompiledTransform();
xslt.Load(new XPathDocument("http://serverName/data/xsl/sort.xsl"), XsltSettings.Default, resolver);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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