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XDocument.Save Method (TextWriter)

Serialize this XDocument to a TextWriter.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public void Save(
	TextWriter textWriter
)

Parameters

textWriter
Type: System.IO.TextWriter

A TextWriter that the XDocument will be written to.

The serialized XML will be indented. All insignificant white space will be removed, and additional white space will be added so that the XML will be properly indented. The behavior of this method is that insignificant white space will not be preserved.

If you want to control white space, use the overload of Save that takes SaveOptions as a parameter. For more information, see Preserving White Space while Loading or Parsing XML and Preserving White Space While Serializing.

The following example creates an XDocument, saves the document to a StringWriter, and then prints the string to the console.

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

XDocument doc = new XDocument(
    new XElement("Root",
        new XElement("Child", "content")
    )
);
TextWriter tr = new StringWriter(sb);
doc.Save(tr);
Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString());

This example produces the following output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<Root>
  <Child>content</Child>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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