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SaveOptions Enumeration

Specifies serialization options.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

public enum SaveOptions

Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSupported by the XNA FrameworkNoneFormat (indent) the XML while serializing.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSupported by the XNA FrameworkDisableFormattingPreserve all insignificant white space while serializing.

If you disable formatting when serializing, all insignificant white space in the XML tree is serialized as is. If you do not disable formatting, then all insignificant white space in the XML tree is discarded, and the XML is formatted (indented) as it is serialized.

This type allows you to control how LINQ to XML handles white space when serializing. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.

The following example shows two ways to serialize. The first preserves insignificant white space in the XML tree. The second serializes the XElement with formatting.

string str;
XElement root = XElement.Parse(@"<Root> <Child> Text </Child> </Root>");

root.Save("Root.xml", SaveOptions.DisableFormatting);
str = File.ReadAllText("Root.xml");


root.Save("Root.xml", SaveOptions.None);
str = File.ReadAllText("Root.xml");

This example produces the following output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Root><Child> Text </Child></Root>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <Child> Text </Child>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0