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XmlTextWriter.WriteString Method

Writes the given text content.

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

public override void WriteString(
	string text
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

Text to write.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The text string contains an invalid surrogate pair.

NoteNote

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.

WriteString does the following

  • The characters &, <, and > are replaced with &amp;, &lt;, and &gt;, respectively.

  • Character values in the range 0x-0x1F (excluding white space characters 0x9, 0xA, and 0xD) are replaced with numeric character entities (&#0; through &#0x1F).

  • If WriteString is called in the context of an attribute value, double and single quotes are replaced with &quot; and &apos; respectively.

For example, this input string test<item>test is written as

 test&lt;item&gt;test

If text is either null or String.Empty, this method writes a text node with no data content.

The following example writes an XML fragment.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{

  public static void Main()
  {
     //Create a writer to write XML to the console.
     XmlTextWriter writer = null;
     writer = new XmlTextWriter (Console.Out);

     //Use indentation for readability.
     writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
     writer.Indentation = 4;

     //Write an element (this one is the root).
     writer.WriteStartElement("book");

     //Write the title element.
     writer.WriteStartElement("title");
     writer.WriteString("Pride And Prejudice");
     writer.WriteEndElement();

     //Write the close tag for the root element.
     writer.WriteEndElement();

     //Write the XML to file and close the writer.
     writer.Close();  

  }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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