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XmlWriter.Close Method

When overridden in a derived class, closes this stream and the underlying stream.

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

public abstract void Close ()
public abstract void Close ()
public abstract function Close ()

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

A call is made to write more output after Close has been called or the result of this call is an invalid XML document.

Any elements or attributes left open are automatically closed.

The following example writes an XML node.

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

public class Sample {
  
  public static void Main() {
  
     // Create a writer to write XML to the console.
     XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
     settings.Indent = true;
     settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
     XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out, settings);

     // Write the book element.
     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 and close the writer.
     writer.Close();  

  }
}

Windows 98, Windows 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 Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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