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Represents an XML declaration.
Assembly: System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
'Declaration Public Class XDeclaration
public class XDeclaration
The XDeclaration type exposes the following members.
|XDeclaration(XDeclaration)||Initializes a new instance of the XDeclaration class from another XDeclaration object.|
|XDeclaration(String, String, String)||Initializes a new instance of the XDeclaration class with the specified version, encoding, and standalone status.|
|Encoding||Gets or sets the encoding for this document.|
|Standalone||Gets or sets the standalone property for this document.|
|Version||Gets or sets the version property for this document.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Provides the declaration as a formatted string. (Overrides Object.ToString().)|
An XML declaration is used to declare the XML version, the encoding, and whether or not the XML document is standalone. This class represents the XML concept of an XML declaration.
Just as in the XML standard, declarations are associated with a document. When you create a document, you have the option to specify the declaration for the document. The XDocument class contains the Declaration property, which allows you to set or get the declaration.
The following example creates a document that contains a declaration.
Dim doc As XDocument = _ <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <!--This is a comment--> <Root>content</Root>
XDocument doc = new XDocument( new XDeclaration("1.0", "utf-8", "yes"), new XComment("This is a comment"), new XElement("Root", "content") );
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.