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DataContractSerializer.WriteObject Method (XmlWriter, Object)

Writes all the object data (starting XML element, content, and closing element) to an XML document or stream with an XmlWriter.

Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in system.runtime.serialization.dll)

public override void WriteObject (
	XmlWriter writer,
	Object graph
public void WriteObject (
	XmlWriter writer, 
	Object graph
public override function WriteObject (
	writer : XmlWriter, 
	graph : Object
Not applicable.



The XmlWriter used to write the XML document or stream.


The object that contains the data to write to the stream.

Exception typeCondition


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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