XmlWriterSettings.CheckCharacters Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the XML writer should check to ensure that all characters in the document conform to the "2.2 Characters" section of the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation.

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

public bool CheckCharacters { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to do character checking; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If the XmlWriter object supports character checking, it throws an exception if any characters are outside the range of legal XML characters specified by the "2.2 Characters" section of the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation.

Character checking does not include checking for illegal characters in XML names or checking that all XML names are valid. These checks are part of conformance checking and are always performed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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