XmlWriterSettings.CheckCharacters Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to do character checking.

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

public bool CheckCharacters { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to do character checking; otherwise false. The default is true.

If the XmlWriter object supports character checking, it throws an exception if any characters are outside the range of legal XML characters. Section 2.2 of the W3C XML 1.0 recommendation specifies the range of legal XML characters (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#charsets).


Character checking does not include checking for illegal characters in XML names, nor does it include checking that all XML names are valid. These checks are part of conformance checking and are always performed.

For more information and code examples, see XML Data.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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