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XmlWriter.Create Method (TextWriter)

Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the specified TextWriter.

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

public static XmlWriter Create (
	TextWriter output
public static XmlWriter Create (
	TextWriter output
public static function Create (
	output : TextWriter
) : XmlWriter
Not applicable.



The TextWriter to which you want to write. The XmlWriter writes XML 1.0 text syntax and appends it to the specified TextWriter.

Return Value

An XmlWriter object.

Exception typeCondition


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

An XmlWriterSettings object with default settings is used to create the writer. If you wish to specify the features to support on the created writer, use the overload that takes an XmlWriterSettings object as one of its arguments, and pass in a XmlWriterSettings object with the correct settings.

The following example creates a writer that outputs to the console.

using (XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out)) {
  writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");

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