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XmlWriter::WriteDocType Method

When overridden in a derived class, writes the DOCTYPE declaration with the specified name and optional attributes.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)
  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public:
virtual void WriteDocType(
	String^ name, 
	String^ pubid, 
	String^ sysid, 
	String^ subset
) abstract

Parameters

name
Type: System::String

The name of the DOCTYPE. This must be non-empty.

pubid
Type: System::String

If non-null it also writes PUBLIC "pubid" "sysid" where pubid and sysid are replaced with the value of the given arguments.

sysid
Type: System::String

If pubid is nullptr and sysid is non-null it writes SYSTEM "sysid" where sysid is replaced with the value of this argument.

subset
Type: System::String

If non-null it writes [subset] where subset is replaced with the value of this argument.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

This method was called outside the prolog (after the root element).

ArgumentException

The value for name would result in invalid XML.

InvalidOperationException

An XmlWriter method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

This method does not check for invalid characters in pubid, sysid or subset. It also does not check that the internal subset is well-formed.

Security noteSecurity Note

The XmlWriter does not validate the data that is passed to the WriteDocType method. You should not pass arbitrary data to this method.

For the asynchronous version of this method, see WriteDocTypeAsync.

The following example writes an XML file representing a book.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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