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DataSet.WriteXml Method (Stream, XmlWriteMode)

.NET Framework 1.1

Writes the current data, and optionally the schema, for the DataSet using the specified System.IO.Stream and XmlWriteMode. To write the schema, set the value for the XMLWriteMode parameter to WriteSchema.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Sub WriteXml( _
   ByVal stream As Stream, _
   ByVal mode As XmlWriteMode _
public void WriteXml(
 Stream stream,
 XmlWriteMode mode
public: void WriteXml(
 Stream* stream,
 XmlWriteMode mode
public function WriteXml(
   stream : Stream,
 mode : XmlWriteMode


A Stream object used to write to a file.
One of the XmlWriteMode values.


The WriteXml method provides a way to write either data only, or both data and schema from a DataSet into an XML document, whereas the WriteXmlSchema method writes only the schema. To write both data and schema, set the WriteXmlMode parameter to WriteSchema.

Note that the same is true for the ReadXml and ReadXmlSchema methods, respectively. To read XML data, or both schema and data into the DataSet, use the ReadXml method. To read just the schema, use the ReadXmlSchema method.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

DataSet Class | DataSet Members | System.Data Namespace | DataSet.WriteXml Overload List