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XmlWriter.Create Method (TextWriter, XmlWriterSettings)

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

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
  System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)

public static XmlWriter Create(
	TextWriter output,
	XmlWriterSettings settings
)

Parameters

output
Type: System.IO.TextWriter

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

settings
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriterSettings

The XmlWriterSettings object used to configure the new XmlWriter instance. If this is null, 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

Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
An XmlWriter object.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The text value is null.

The following example writes out an XML string.

        XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
        settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();

        using (XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(sw, settings))
        {
            writer.WriteStartElement("book");
            writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");
            writer.WriteEndElement();
            writer.Flush();

            String output = sw.ToString();
        }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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