Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)
The XmlWriter class supports the W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 and the Namespaces in XML recommendations.
Although the Microsoft .NET Framework includes the XmlTextWriter class, which is an implementation of the XmlWriter class, in the 2.0 release, it is recommended that you use the Create method to create new XmlWriter objects. The Create method allows you to specify the features to support on the created XmlWriter object, and it also allows you to take full advantage of the new features introduced in the 2.0 release.
When you use the XmlWriter methods to output XML, the elements and attributes will not be written until you call the Close method. For example, if you are using the XmlWriter to populate an XmlDocument, until you close the XmlWriter, you will not be able to observe the written elements and attributes in the target document.
For more information about the XmlWriter class, see Writing XML with the XmlWriter.
The following items are things to consider when working with the XmlWriter class.
Exceptions thrown by the XmlWriter can disclose path information that you do not want bubbled up to the application. Your applications must catch exceptions and process them appropriately.
Windows 98, Windows Server 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 EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.