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XPathDocument Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the XPathDocument class from the XML data in the specified file.

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

public XPathDocument(
	string uri


Type: System.String
The path of the file that contains the XML data.


An error was encountered in the XML data. The XPathDocument remains empty.


The file path parameter is null.

To preserve white space, use the XPathDocument constructor that accepts an XmlSpace object as a parameter.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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