XPathNavigator.Compile Method (String)
Compiles a string representing an XPath expression and returns an XPathExpression object.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
An XPath expression is evaluated to yield one of the following return types:
Node Set: an unordered collection of nodes without duplicates
Boolean: true or false
Number: a floating-point number
String: a sequence of UCS characters
Expressions that return a node set can be used in the Select and Evaluate methods. Expressions that return a Boolean, number, or string can be used in the Evaluate method. The rules on valid expressions for the Matches method are specific to that method.
Available since 1.1
Available since 4.0