XmlDocument.LoadXml Method

Loads the XML document from the specified string.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public virtual void LoadXml (
	string xml
)
public void LoadXml (
	String xml
)
public function LoadXml (
	xml : String
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

xml

String containing the XML document to load.

Exception typeCondition

XmlException

There is a load or parse error in the XML. In this case, the document remains empty.

By default the LoadXml method does not preserve white space or significant white space.

This method does not do DTD or Schema validation. If you want validation to occur, you can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

If you want to load from a Stream, String, TextReader, or XmlReader, use the Load method instead of this method.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example loads XML into an XmlDocument object and saves it out to a file.

using System;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {
 
    // Create the XmlDocument.
    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<item><name>wrench</name></item>");

   // Add a price element.
   XmlElement newElem = doc.CreateElement("price");
   newElem.InnerText = "10.95";
   doc.DocumentElement.AppendChild(newElem);

    // Save the document to a file and auto-indent the output.
    XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter("data.xml",null);
    writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
    doc.Save(writer);
  }
}

import System.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create the XmlDocument.
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<item><name>wrench</name></item>");

        // Add a price element.
        XmlElement newElem = doc.CreateElement("price");
        newElem.set_InnerText("10.95");
        doc.get_DocumentElement().AppendChild(newElem);

        // Save the document to a file and auto-indent the output.
        XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter("data.xml", null);
        writer.set_Formatting(Formatting.Indented);
        doc.Save(writer);
    } //main
} //Sample

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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