XmlWriterSettings Class

Specifies a set of features to support on the XmlWriter object created by the XmlWriter.Create method.

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

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class XmlWriterSettings
'Usage
Dim instance As XmlWriterSettings

In the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 release, the Create method is the preferred mechanism for obtaining XmlWriter instances. The Create method uses the XmlWriterSettings class to specify which features to implement in the created XmlWriter object.

NoteNote:

If the XmlWriter is being used with the Transform method, you should use the OutputSettings property to obtain an XmlWriterSettings object with the correct settings. This ensures that the created XmlWriter object has the correct output settings.

For more information, see Creating XML Writers.

The following example creates an XmlWriter that writes to an XML file and writes each attribute on a new line.

Dim settings As XmlWriterSettings = New XmlWriterSettings()
settings.Indent = true
settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true
settings.NewLineOnAttributes = true

writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out, settings)

writer.WriteStartElement("order")
writer.WriteAttributeString("orderID", "367A54")
writer.WriteAttributeString("date", "2001-05-03")
writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95")
writer.WriteEndElement()
	
writer.Flush()

The sample produces the following output:

<order
  orderID="367A54"
  date="2001-05-03">
  <price>19.95</price>
</order>

System.Object
  System.Xml.XmlWriterSettings

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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