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()

Exception Condition
InvalidOperationException

This results in an invalid XML document.

InvalidOperationException

An XmlWriter method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

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

System_CAPS_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.

For the asynchronous version of this method, see WriteEndElementAsync.

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();  
  }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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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