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XamlWriter Class

Provides a single static Save method (multiple signatures) that can be used for limited Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) serialization of provided runtime objects into XAML. This class cannot be inherited, and only has static methods.

Namespace: System.Windows.Markup
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml

public static class XamlWriter
public final class XamlWriter
public final class XamlWriter
You cannot use this managed class in XAML.

The serialization enabled by this class' Save method has a series of limitations, primarily due to the fact that the serialization enabled is explicitly run-time, and does not have access to possible design-time information in the original Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) (if any). For details, see Serialization Limitations of XamlWriter.Save.

Save is not allowed when running in Partial Trust.

The following example serializes a Button into a string using the XamlWriter class. The string is then deserialized back into a Button using the static Load method on the XamlReader class.

// Create the Button.
Button origianlButton = new Button();
origianlButton.Height = 50;
origianlButton.Width = 100;
origianlButton.Background = Brushes.AliceBlue;
origianlButton.Content = "Click Me";

// Save the Button to a string.
string savedButton = XamlWriter.Save(origianlButton);

// Load the button
StringReader stringReader = new StringReader(savedButton);
XmlReader xmlReader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader);
Button readerLoadButton = (Button)XamlReader.Load(xmlReader);

System.Object
  System.Windows.Markup.XamlWriter

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 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
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