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DataTable.WriteXml Method (String)

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

Writes the current contents of the DataTable as XML using the specified file.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

public void WriteXml (
	string fileName
)
public void WriteXml (
	String fileName
)
public function WriteXml (
	fileName : String
)

Parameters

fileName

The file to which to write the XML data.

The WriteXml method provides a way to write either data only, or both data and schema from a DataTable into an XML document, whereas the WriteXmlSchema method writes only the schema. To write both data and schema, use one of the overloads that includes the XmlWriteMode parameter, and set its value to WriteSchema.

Note that the same is true for the ReadXml and ReadXmlSchema methods, respectively. To read XML data, or both schema and data into the DataTable, use the ReadXml method. To read just the schema, use the ReadXmlSchema method.

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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