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XmlWriterSettings.Indent Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to indent elements.

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

public bool Indent { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_Indent ()

/** @property */
public void set_Indent (boolean value)

public function get Indent () : boolean

public function set Indent (value : boolean)

Property Value

true to write individual elements on new lines and indent; otherwise false. The default is false.

This property only applies to XmlWriter instances that output text content; otherwise, this setting is ignored.

The elements are indented as long as the element does not contain mixed content. Once the WriteString or WriteWhitespace method is called to write out a mixed element content, the XmlWriter stops indenting. The indenting resumes once the mixed content element is closed.

The following example creates an XmlWriter object that uses the TAB character for indentation.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {
  
    XmlWriter writer = null;

    try {

       // Create an XmlWriterSettings object with the correct options. 
       XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
       settings.Indent = true;
       settings.IndentChars = ("\t");
       settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;

       // Create the XmlWriter object and write some content.
       writer = XmlWriter.Create("data.xml", settings);
       writer.WriteStartElement("book");
       writer.WriteElementString("item", "tesing");
       writer.WriteEndElement();
	
       writer.Flush();

     } 
     finally  {
        if (writer != null)
          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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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