Specifies load options when parsing XML.
This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.
Assembly: System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
Does not preserve insignificant white space or load base URI and line information.
Preserves insignificant white space while parsing.
If you preserve white space when loading, all insignificant white space in the XML tree is materialized in the XML tree as is. If you do not preserve white space, then all insignificant white space is discarded.
There is a performance penalty if you set theand the flags.
The base URI and the line information are accurate immediately after loading the XML document. If you modify the XML tree after loading the document, the base URI and line information may become meaningless.
If the underlying XmlReader does not have base URI or line information, setting the and the flags will have no effect.
This type allows you to control how LINQ to XML handles white space when loading or parsing. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.
This example loads a small XML tree from a file, setting the options to set base URI and retain line information. It then adds another element that does not have line information. It then prints the line information for each element in the tree.
This example produces the following output:
BaseUri: Test.xml Element Name Line Position ------------ ---- -------- Root 1 2 Child1 2 6 Child2 3 6 Child3 No Line Information Child4 4 6
Available since 8
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1