XmlWriterSettings.Indent Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to indent elements.

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

public bool Indent { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to write individual elements on new lines and indent; otherwise false. The default is false.

This property only applies to XmlWriter instances that output text content; otherwise, this setting is ignored.

The elements are indented as long as the element does not contain mixed content. Once the WriteString or WriteWhitespace method is called to write out a mixed element content, the XmlWriter stops indenting. The indenting resumes once the mixed content element is closed.

For more information and code examples, see XML Data.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();

    XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
    settings.Indent = true;
    settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
    settings.NewLineOnAttributes = true;

    using (XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(output, settings))
    writer.WriteAttributeString("orderID", "367A54");
    writer.WriteAttributeString("date", "2001-05-03");
    writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");


OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


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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