XmlTextReader.XmlSpace Property

 
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Gets the current xml:space scope.

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

public override XmlSpace XmlSpace { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlSpace

One of the XmlSpace values. If no xml:space scope exists, this property defaults to XmlSpace.None.

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Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

The following example parses a file and returns significant white space if an xml:space='preserve' scope is found.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample{

  public static void Main(){

     XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("authors.xml");
     reader.WhitespaceHandling = WhitespaceHandling.None;

     // Parse the file.  Return white space only if an
     // xml:space='preserve' attribute is found.
     while (reader.Read()){
       switch (reader.NodeType){
         case XmlNodeType.Element:
           Console.Write("<{0}>", reader.Name);
           if (reader.XmlSpace==XmlSpace.Preserve)
             reader.WhitespaceHandling=WhitespaceHandling.Significant;
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.Text:
           Console.Write(reader.Value);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.EndElement:
           Console.Write("</{0}>", reader.Name);
           break;
         case XmlNodeType.SignificantWhitespace:
           Console.Write(reader.Value);
           break;         
       }              
     }
  }
}

The example uses the file, authors.xml, as input.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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