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XmlTextWriter.WriteEndAttribute Method

Closes the previous WriteStartAttribute call.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public Sub WriteEndAttribute()
[C#]
public override void WriteEndAttribute();
[C++]
public: void WriteEndAttribute();
[JScript]
public override function WriteEndAttribute();

Remarks

If you call WriteStartAttribute, you can close the attribute with this method.

You can also close the attribute by calling WriteStartAttribute again, calling WriteAttributeString, or calling WriteEndElement.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example writes out a book.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    Private Shared filename As String = "sampledata.xml"
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        Dim writer As New XmlTextWriter(filename, Nothing)
        'Use indenting for readability.
        writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
        
        writer.WriteComment("sample XML fragment")
        
        'Write an element (this one is the root).
        writer.WriteStartElement("bookstore")
        
        'Write the namespace declaration.
        writer.WriteAttributeString("xmlns", "bk", Nothing, "urn:samples")
        
        writer.WriteStartElement("book")
        
        'Lookup the prefix and then write the ISBN attribute.
        Dim prefix As String = writer.LookupPrefix("urn:samples")
        writer.WriteStartAttribute(prefix, "ISBN", "urn:samples")
        writer.WriteString("1-861003-78")
        writer.WriteEndAttribute()
        
        'Write the title.
        writer.WriteStartElement("title")
        writer.WriteString("The Handmaid's Tale")
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        'Write the price.
        writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95")
        
        'Write the style element.
        writer.WriteStartElement(prefix, "style", "urn:samples")
        writer.WriteString("hardcover")
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        'Write the end tag for the book element.
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        'Write the close tag for the root element.
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        'Write the XML to file and close the writer.
        writer.Flush()
        writer.Close()
        
        'Read the file back in and parse to ensure well formed XML.
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        'Preserve white space for readability.
        doc.PreserveWhitespace = True
        'Load the file.
        doc.Load(filename)
        
        'Write the XML content to the console.
        Console.Write(doc.InnerXml)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{
  private const string filename = "sampledata.xml";

  public static void Main()
  {

     XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter (filename, null);
     //Use indenting for readability.
     writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
        
     writer.WriteComment("sample XML fragment");
    
     //Write an element (this one is the root).
     writer.WriteStartElement("bookstore");

     //Write the namespace declaration.
     writer.WriteAttributeString("xmlns", "bk", null, "urn:samples");

     writer.WriteStartElement("book");

     //Lookup the prefix and then write the ISBN attribute.
     string prefix = writer.LookupPrefix("urn:samples");
     writer.WriteStartAttribute(prefix, "ISBN", "urn:samples");
     writer.WriteString("1-861003-78");
     writer.WriteEndAttribute();     

     //Write the title.
     writer.WriteStartElement("title");
     writer.WriteString("The Handmaid's Tale");
     writer.WriteEndElement();
              
     //Write the price.
     writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");
     
     //Write the style element.
     writer.WriteStartElement(prefix, "style", "urn:samples");
     writer.WriteString("hardcover");
     writer.WriteEndElement();

     //Write the end tag for the book element.
     writer.WriteEndElement();

     //Write the close tag for the root element.
     writer.WriteEndElement();
             
     //Write the XML to file and close the writer.
     writer.Flush();
     writer.Close();

     //Read the file back in and parse to ensure well formed XML.
     XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
     //Preserve white space for readability.
     doc.PreserveWhitespace = true;
     //Load the file
     doc.Load(filename);
    
     //Write the XML content to the console.
     Console.Write(doc.InnerXml);  

  }

}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
     String* filename = S"sampledata.xml";

     XmlTextWriter* writer = new XmlTextWriter (filename, 0);
     //Use indenting for readability.
     writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
        
     writer->WriteComment(S"sample XML fragment");
    
     //Write an element (this one is the root).
     writer->WriteStartElement(S"bookstore");

     //Write the namespace declaration.
     writer->WriteAttributeString(S"xmlns", S"bk", 0, S"urn:samples");

     writer->WriteStartElement(S"book");

     //Lookup the prefix and then write the ISBN attribute.
     String* prefix = writer->LookupPrefix(S"urn:samples");
     writer->WriteStartAttribute(prefix, S"ISBN", S"urn:samples");
     writer->WriteString(S"1-861003-78");
     writer->WriteEndAttribute();     

     //Write the title.
     writer->WriteStartElement(S"title");
     writer->WriteString(S"The Handmaid's Tale");
     writer->WriteEndElement();
              
     //Write the price.
     writer->WriteElementString(S"price", S"19.95");
     
     //Write the style element.
     writer->WriteStartElement(prefix, S"style", S"urn:samples");
     writer->WriteString(S"hardcover");
     writer->WriteEndElement();

     //Write the end tag for the book element.
     writer->WriteEndElement();

     //Write the close tag for the root element.
     writer->WriteEndElement();
             
     //Write the XML to file and close the writer.
     writer->Flush();
     writer->Close();

     //Read the file back in and parse to ensure well formed XML.
     XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
     //Preserve white space for readability.
     doc->PreserveWhitespace = true;
     //Load the file
     doc->Load(filename);
    
     //Write the XML content to the console.
     Console::Write(doc->InnerXml);  
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

XmlTextWriter Class | XmlTextWriter Members | System.Xml Namespace

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