To convert xml string to XNode in C# and VB.NET you can use the snippet below.

Sample C#

public static XNode XmlStringToXNode(string xmlInputString)
	if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(xmlInputString.Trim())) { throw new ArgumentNullException("xmlInputString"); }
	using (var stringReader = new StringReader(xmlInputString))
		using (var xmlReader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader))
			return XNode.ReadFrom(xmlReader);

Sample VB.NET

Public Shared Function XmlStringToXNode(xmlInputString As String) As XNode
	If String.IsNullOrEmpty(xmlInputString.Trim()) Then
		Throw New ArgumentNullException("xmlInputString")
	End If
	Using stringReader = New StringReader(xmlInputString)
		Using xmlReader__1 = XmlReader.Create(stringReader)
			Return XNode.ReadFrom(xmlReader__1)
		End Using
	End Using
End Function

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