Save Method (TextWriter)
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XElement.Save Method (TextWriter)

Serialize this element to a TextWriter.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public void Save(
	TextWriter textWriter


Type: System.IO.TextWriter
A TextWriter that the XElement will be written to.

If you want to control serialization options, such as whether or not to remove duplicate namespace declarations or control white space in the LINQ to XML tree, use the Save overload that takes SaveOptions as a parameter. For more information, see the following topic in the full .NET Framework documentation: Preserving White Space While Serializing.

The following example creates an XElement, saves the document to a StringWriter, and then prints the string to the console.

XElement root = XElement.Parse(@"<Root> <Child> Text </Child> </Root>");
using (StringWriter sw = new StringWriter()) {


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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