WriteTo Method

XElement.WriteTo Method (XmlWriter)

 

Write this element to an XmlWriter.

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

public override void WriteTo(
	XmlWriter writer
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

An XmlWriter into which this method will write.

The following example shows how to write an XElement to an XmlWriter. Note that the example did not write an XML declaration.


                StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
XmlWriterSettings xws = new XmlWriterSettings();
xws.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
xws.Indent = true;

using (XmlWriter xw = XmlWriter.Create(sb, xws)) {
    xw.WriteStartElement("Root");

    XElement child1 = new XElement("Child",
        new XElement("GrandChild", "some content")
    );
    child1.WriteTo(xw);

    XElement child2 = new XElement("AnotherChild",
        new XElement("GrandChild", "different content")
    );
    child2.WriteTo(xw);

    xw.WriteEndElement();
}

Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString());

This example produces the following output:


                <Root>
  <Child>
    <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>
  </Child>
  <AnotherChild>
    <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>
  </AnotherChild>
</Root>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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