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DataContractSerializer.WriteObjectContent Method (XmlDictionaryWriter, Object)

Writes the XML content using an XmlDictionaryWriter.

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

Public Overrides Sub WriteObjectContent ( _
	writer As XmlDictionaryWriter, _
	graph As Object _


Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryWriter
The XmlDictionaryWriter used to write the stream.
Type: System.Object
The object to write to the stream.


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 written.

The following example creates an object to serialize, an instance of the DataContractSerializer, and an instance of the XmlDictionaryWriter class. The example uses the WriteStartObject, WriteObjectContent, and WriteObjectContent methods to write the object data into the XML document.

Public Shared Sub WriteObjectContentInDocument(ByVal path As String) 
    ' Create the object to serialize.
    Dim p As New Person("Lynn", "Tsoflias", 9876)

    ' Create the writer.
    Dim fs As New FileStream(path, FileMode.Create)
    Dim writer As XmlDictionaryWriter = XmlDictionaryWriter.CreateTextWriter(fs)

    Dim ser As New DataContractSerializer(GetType(Person))

    ' Use the writer to start a document.
    ' Use the writer to write the root element.
    ' Use the writer to write an element.
    writer.WriteElementString("Name", "Microsoft")

    ' Use the serializer to write the start,
    ' content, and end data.
    ser.WriteStartObject(writer, p)
    ser.WriteObjectContent(writer, p)

    ' Use the writer to write the end element and
    ' the end of the document.

    ' Close and release the writer resources.

End Sub     

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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