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XDocument Class

Represents an XML document.

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

'Declaration
Public Class XDocument _
	Inherits XContainer
'Usage
Dim instance As XDocument

For details about the valid content of an XDocument, see Valid Content of XElement and XDocument Objects.

The following example creates a document, and then adds a comment and an element to it. It then composes another document using the results of a query.

Dim srcTree As XDocument = _ 
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
        <!--This is a comment-->
        <Root>
            <Child1>data1</Child1>
            <Child2>data2</Child2>
            <Child3>data3</Child3>
            <Child2>data4</Child2>
            <Info5>info5</Info5>
            <Info6>info6</Info6>
            <Info7>info7</Info7>
            <Info8>info8</Info8>
        </Root>
Dim doc As XDocument = _ 
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
        <!--This is a comment-->
        <Root>
            <%= From el In srcTree.<Root>.Elements _
                Where CStr(el).StartsWith("data") _
                Select el %>
        </Root>
Console.WriteLine(doc)

This example produces the following output:

<!--This is a comment-->
<Root>
  <Child1>data1</Child1>
  <Child2>data2</Child2>
  <Child3>data3</Child3>
  <Child2>data4</Child2>
</Root>

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

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