XElement.Parse Method (String)

Load an XElement from a string that contains XML.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Parse ( _
    text As String _
) As XElement
public static XElement Parse(
    string text
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement populated from the string that contains XML.

Remarks

This method does not preserve white space. If you want to preserve white space in the XML tree, use the overload of the Parse method that takes LoadOptions as a parameter.

LINQ to XML's loading functionality is built upon XmlReader. Therefore, you might catch any exceptions that are thrown by the XmlReader.Create overload methods and the XmlReader methods that read and parse the document.

Examples

The following example creates a string that contains XML. It then parses the string into an XElement.

XElement xmlTree = XElement.Parse("<Root> <Child> </Child> </Root>");
Dim xmlTree As XElement = <Root><Child></Child></Root>

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.