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XmlWriter.WriteEndElement Method

When overridden in a derived class, closes one element and pops the corresponding namespace scope.

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

public abstract void WriteEndElement()

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

This results in an invalid XML document.

If the element contains no content, a short end tag "/>" is written; otherwise, a full end tag is written.

NoteNote:

When you use the XmlWriter methods to output XML, the elements and attributes will not be written until you call the Close method. For example, if you are using the XmlWwriter to populate an XmlDocument, until you close the XmlWriter, you will not be able to observe the written elements and attributes in the target document.

The following example uses the WriteEndElement and the WriteFullEndElement methods.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

     // Create a writer to write XML to the console.
     XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
     settings.Indent = true;
     XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out, settings);

     // Write the root element.
     writer.WriteStartElement("order");

     // Write an element with attributes.
     writer.WriteStartElement("item");
     writer.WriteAttributeString("date", "2/19/01");
     writer.WriteAttributeString("orderID", "136A5");

     // Write a full end element. Because this element has no 
     // content, calling WriteEndElement would have written a 
     // short end tag '/>'.
     writer.WriteFullEndElement();

     writer.WriteEndElement();

     // Write the XML to file and close the writer
     writer.Close();  
  }
}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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