NetDataContractSerializer::WriteStartObject Method (XmlDictionaryWriter^, Object^)


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Writes the opening XML element using an XmlDictionaryWriter.

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

virtual void WriteStartObject(
	XmlDictionaryWriter^ writer,
	Object^ graph
) override


Type: System.Xml::XmlDictionaryWriter^

The XmlDictionaryWriter used to write the XML element.

Type: System::Object^

The object to serialize. All child objects of this root object are automatically serialized.

Exception Condition

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 object to serialize has been exceeded. Check the MaxItemsInObjectGraph property.

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

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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