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XmlWriter.Create Method (String, XmlWriterSettings)

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

Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the filename and XmlWriterSettings object.

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

public static XmlWriter Create (
	string outputFileName,
	XmlWriterSettings settings
)
public static XmlWriter Create (
	String outputFileName, 
	XmlWriterSettings settings
)
public static function Create (
	outputFileName : String, 
	settings : XmlWriterSettings
) : XmlWriter

Parameters

outputFileName

The file to which you want to write. The XmlWriter creates a file at the specified path and writes to it in XML 1.0 text syntax. The outputFileName must be a file system path.

settings

The XmlWriterSettings object used to configure the new XmlWriter instance. If this is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), a XmlWriterSettings with default settings is used.

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.

Return Value

An XmlWriter object.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

The url value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following example creates an XmlWriter object with the defined settings.

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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