XsltSettings Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies the XSLT features to support during execution of the XSLT style sheet.

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

public sealed class XsltSettings
public final class XsltSettings
public final class XsltSettings

Embedded script blocks and the XSLT document() function are optional features on the XslCompiledTransform class. These features are disabled by default. The XsltSettings class specifies which of these optional features to support. Features are enabled or disabled using the class properties. The XsltSettings object is then passed to the System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform.Load method.

Security noteSecurity Note

XSLT style sheets can include references to other files and embedded script blocks. A malicious user can exploit this by supplying you with data or style sheets that when executed can cause your system to process until the computer runs low on resources. Do not enable scripting or the document() function unless the style sheet comes from a trusted source. If you cannot verify the source of the style sheet, or if the style sheet does not come from a trusted source, use the default XSLT settings.

The following example loads a style sheet and enables XSLT script support.

// Create the XsltSettings object with script enabled.
XsltSettings settings = new XsltSettings(false,true);

// Create the XslCompiledTransform object and load the style sheet.
XslCompiledTransform xslt = new XslCompiledTransform();
xslt.Load("sort.xsl", settings, new XmlUrlResolver());


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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0