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XmlTextWriter.Namespaces Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to do namespace support.

Namespace: System.Xml
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public bool Namespaces { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_Namespaces ()

/** @property */
public void set_Namespaces (boolean value)

public function get Namespaces () : boolean

public function set Namespaces (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true to support namespaces; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Exception typeCondition


You can only change this property when in the WriteState.Start state.


In the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 release, the recommended practice is to create XmlWriter instances using the System.Xml.XmlWriter.Create method and the XmlWriterSettings class. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in this release. For more information, see Creating XML Writers.

This property determines whether the writer supports the W3C Namespaces in XML recommendation located at

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0