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XmlWriterSettings Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies a set of features to support on the XmlWriter object created by the System.Xml.XmlWriter.Create method.

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

public sealed class XmlWriterSettings
public final class XmlWriterSettings
public final class XmlWriterSettings

In the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 release, the Create method is the preferred mechanism for obtaining XmlWriter instances. The Create method uses the XmlWriterSettings class to specify which features to implement in the created XmlWriter object.

NoteNote

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.

For more information, see Creating XML Writers.

The following example creates an XmlWriter that writes to an XML file and writes each attribute on a new line.

XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
settings.Indent = true;
settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
settings.NewLineOnAttributes = true;
       
writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out, settings);

writer.WriteStartElement("order");
writer.WriteAttributeString("orderID", "367A54");
writer.WriteAttributeString("date", "2001-05-03");
writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");
writer.WriteEndElement();
	
writer.Flush();

The sample produces the following output:

<order
  orderID="367A54"
  date="2001-05-03">
  <price>19.95</price>
</order>
System.Object
  System.Xml.XmlWriterSettings
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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