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XmlWriter.Create Method (XmlWriter, XmlWriterSettings)

Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the specified XmlWriter and XmlWriterSettings objects.

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

public static XmlWriter Create (
	XmlWriter output,
	XmlWriterSettings settings
public static XmlWriter Create (
	XmlWriter output, 
	XmlWriterSettings settings
public static function Create (
	output : XmlWriter, 
	settings : XmlWriterSettings
) : XmlWriter
Not applicable.



The XmlWriter object that you want to use as the underlying writer.


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 that is wrapped around the specified XmlWriter object.

Exception typeCondition


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

This method allows you add additional features to an underlying XmlWriter object. The underlying XmlWriter object can be an object created by the System.Xml.XmlWriter.Create method, or an object created using the XmlTextWriter implementation.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0