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XmlWriter.WriteCharEntity Method

When overridden in a derived class, forces the generation of a character entity for the specified Unicode character value.

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

public abstract void WriteCharEntity (
	char ch
public abstract void WriteCharEntity (
	char ch
public abstract function WriteCharEntity (
	ch : char



The Unicode character for which to generate a character entity.

Exception typeCondition


The character is in the surrogate pair character range, 0xd800 - 0xdfff.

This method writes the Unicode character in hexadecimal character entity reference format.

See XmlTextWriter.WriteCharEntity for an example using this method.

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0