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WriteTo Method

XNode.WriteTo Method

Writes this node to an XmlWriter.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)
  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public abstract void WriteTo(
	XmlWriter writer
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

An XmlWriter into which this method will write.

You can use this method to write code that does a streaming transform of a very large document. For more information, see How to: Perform Streaming Transform of Large XML Documents.

The following example creates an XmlWriter that writes to a StringBuilder. It then uses this method to write two XML trees to the writer.

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>

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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