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XmlTextWriter.XmlSpace Property

Gets an XmlSpace representing the current xml:space scope.

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

public override XmlSpace XmlSpace { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlSpace
An XmlSpace representing the current xml:space scope.




This is the default if no xml:space scope exists.


The current scope is xml:space="default".


The current scope is xml:space="preserve".


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.

This property allows one component to find out in what state another component has left the writer.

The following example uses the WriteWhitespace method to control how the file is formatted.

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

public class Sample
  public static void Main()
    // Create the writer.
    XmlTextWriter writer = null;
    writer = new XmlTextWriter ("ws.html", null);

    // Write an element (this one is the root).

    // Write the xml:space attribute.
    writer.WriteAttributeString("xml", "space", null, "preserve");

    // Verify that xml:space is set properly. 
    if (writer.XmlSpace == XmlSpace.Preserve)
      Console.WriteLine("xmlspace is correct!");

    // Write out the HTML elements.  Insert white space 
    // between 'something' and 'Big'
    writer.WriteWhitespace("  ");
    writer.WriteElementString("b", "B");

    // Write the root end element.

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

.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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