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XmlDocument.Save Method (Stream)

.NET Framework 1.1

Saves the XML document to the specified stream.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Overridable Sub Save( _
   ByVal outStream As Stream _
public virtual void Save(
 Stream outStream
public: virtual void Save(
 Stream* outStream
public function Save(
   outStream : Stream


The stream to which you want to save.


Exception Type Condition
XmlException The operation would not result in a well formed XML document (for example, no document element or duplicate XML declarations).


White space is preserved only if PreserveWhitespace is set to true.

The XmlDeclaration of the current XmlDocument object determines the encoding attribute in the saved document. The value of the encoding attribute is taken from the XmlDeclaration.Encoding property. If the XmlDocument does not have an XmlDeclaration, or if the XmlDeclaration does not have an encoding attribute, the saved document will not have one either.

When the document is saved, xmlns attributes are generated to persist the node identity (local name + namespace URI) correctly. For example, the following C# code

XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();

generates this xmls attribute <item


This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).


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

See Also

XmlDocument Class | XmlDocument Members | System.Xml Namespace | XmlDocument.Save Overload List