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XmlWriter.Create Method (TextWriter, XmlWriterSettings)

Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the TextWriter and XmlWriterSettings objects.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public static XmlWriter Create(
	TextWriter output,
	XmlWriterSettings settings
)

Parameters

output
Type: System.IO.TextWriter

The TextWriter to which you want to write. The XmlWriter writes XML 1.0 text syntax and appends it to the specified TextWriter.

settings
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriterSettings

The XmlWriterSettings object used to configure the new XmlWriter instance. If this is null, a XmlWriterSettings with default settings is used.

If the XmlWriter is being used with the Transform method, you should use the OutputSettings property to obtain an XmlWriterSettings object with the correct settings. This ensures that the created XmlWriter object has the correct output settings.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
An XmlWriter object.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The text value is null.

The following example writes out an XML string.

        XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
        settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();

        using (XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(sw, settings))
        {
            writer.WriteStartElement("book");
            writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");
            writer.WriteEndElement();
            writer.Flush();

            String output = sw.ToString();
        }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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