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XmlObjectSerializer.WriteObject Method (Stream, Object)

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

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

public virtual void WriteObject(
	Stream stream,
	Object graph


Type: System.IO.Stream
A Stream used to write the XML document or stream.
Type: System.Object
The object that contains the data 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 serialized.


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

.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.