This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

XmlObjectSerializer.WriteObject Method (XmlDictionaryWriter, Object)

Writes the complete content (start, content, and end) of the object to the XML document or stream with the specified XmlDictionaryWriter.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

public virtual void WriteObject(
	XmlDictionaryWriter writer,
	Object graph


Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryWriter

An XmlDictionaryWriter used to write the content to the XML document or stream.

Type: System.Object

The object that contains the content to write.


the type being serialized does not conform to data contract rules. For example, the DataContractAttribute attribute has not been applied to the type.


there is a problem with the instance being serialized.


the maximum number of objects to serialize has been exceeded. Check the MaxItemsInObjectGraph property.

This is a virtual method and has a default implementation that calls the WriteStartObject, WriteObjectContent, and WriteEndObject methods. Because of this, this method is intended to be the most commonly used method on a serializer.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5