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XmlTextWriter::WriteComment Method

Writes out a comment <!--...--> containing the specified text.

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

virtual void WriteComment(
	String^ text
) override


Type: System::String

Text to place inside the comment.


The text would result in a non-well formed XML document


The WriteState is Closed.


Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlWriter instances by using the XmlWriter::Create method and the XmlWriterSettings class to take advantage of new functionality.

If text is either nullptr or String.Empty, this method writes a Comment with no data content, for example <!---->.

The following example writes an XML file representing a book.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
   XmlTextWriter^ writer = nullptr;
   String^ filename = "sampledata.xml";
   writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename, nullptr );

   //Use indenting for readability.
   writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;

   //Write the XML delcaration. 

   //Write the ProcessingInstruction node.
   String^ PItext = "type='text/xsl' href='book.xsl'";
   writer->WriteProcessingInstruction( "xml-stylesheet", PItext );

   //Write the DocumentType node.
   writer->WriteDocType( "book", nullptr, nullptr, "<!ENTITY h 'hardcover'>" );

   //Write a Comment node.
   writer->WriteComment( "sample XML" );

   //Write a root element.
   writer->WriteStartElement( "book" );

   //Write the genre attribute.
   writer->WriteAttributeString( "genre", "novel" );

   //Write the ISBN attribute.
   writer->WriteAttributeString( "ISBN", "1-8630-014" );

   //Write the title.
   writer->WriteElementString( "title", "The Handmaid's Tale" );

   //Write the style element.
   writer->WriteStartElement( "style" );
   writer->WriteEntityRef( "h" );

   //Write the price.
   writer->WriteElementString( "price", "19.95" );

   //Write CDATA.
   writer->WriteCData( "Prices 15% off!!" );

   //Write the close tag for the root element.

   //Write the XML to file and close the writer.

   //Load the file into an XmlDocument to ensure well formed XML.
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;

   //Preserve white space for readability.
   doc->PreserveWhitespace = true;

   //Load the file.
   doc->Load( filename );

   //Display the XML content to the console.
   Console::Write( doc->InnerXml );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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