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XmlElement.WriteTo Method

Saves the current node to the specified XmlWriter.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public Sub WriteTo( _
   ByVal w As XmlWriter _
)
[C#]
public override void WriteTo(
 XmlWriter w
);
[C++]
public: void WriteTo(
 XmlWriter* w
);
[JScript]
public override function WriteTo(
   w : XmlWriter
);

Parameters

w
The XmlWriter to which you want to save.

Remarks

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example adds an attribute to an element and then displays the modified element.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                "</book>")

    Dim root as XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement

    ' Add a new attribute.
    root.SetAttribute("genre", "urn:samples", "novel")

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
    Dim writer as XmlTextWriter = new XmlTextWriter(Console.Out)
    writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
    root.WriteTo(writer)

  end sub
end class

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Add a new attribute.
    root.SetAttribute("genre", "urn:samples", "novel");

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(Console.Out);
    writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
    root.WriteTo(writer);

  }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>");

    XmlElement* root = doc->DocumentElement;

    // Add a new attribute.
    root->SetAttribute(S"genre", S"urn:samples", S"novel");

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");
    XmlTextWriter* writer = new XmlTextWriter(Console::Out);
    writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
    root->WriteTo(writer);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlElement Class | XmlElement Members | System.Xml Namespace

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