XmlDocument::LoadXml Method

Loads the XML document from the specified string.

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

virtual void LoadXml(
	String^ xml


Type: System::String

String containing the XML document to load.


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 parses DTDs, but 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 the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

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.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()

   // Create the XmlDocument.
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew 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 = gcnew XmlTextWriter( "data.xml", nullptr );
   writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
   doc->Save( writer );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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