GetXml Method

DataSet.GetXml Method

Returns the XML representation of the data stored in the DataSet.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

public string GetXml ()
public String GetXml ()
public function GetXml () : String

Return Value

A string that is a representation of the data stored in the DataSet.

Calling this method is identical to calling WriteXml with XmlWriteMode set to IgnoreSchema.

NoteNote

GetXml returns XML as a string, and therefore, requires more overhead than using WriteXml to write XML to a file.

The following example creates a DataSet and DataTable, adds sample data, and then displays the data in XML format.

private static void DemonstrateGetXml()
{
    // Create a DataSet with one table containing 
    // two columns and 10 rows.
    DataSet dataSet = new DataSet("dataSet");
    DataTable table = dataSet.Tables.Add("Items");
    table.Columns.Add("id", typeof(int));
    table.Columns.Add("Item", typeof(string));

    // Add ten rows.
    DataRow row;
    for(int i = 0; i <10;i++)
    {
        row = table.NewRow();
        row["id"]= i;
        row["Item"]= "Item" + i;
        table.Rows.Add(row);
    

    // Display the DataSet contents as XML.
    Console.WriteLine( dataSet.GetXml() );


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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