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XmlWriterSettings.OmitXmlDeclaration Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to write an XML declaration.

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

public bool OmitXmlDeclaration { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to omit the XML declaration; otherwise false. The default is false, an XML declaration is written.

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

If OmitXmlDeclaration is set to false, The XML declaration is written automatically

The XML declaration is always written if ConformanceLevel is set to Document, even if OmitXmlDeclaration is set to true.

The XML declaration is never written if ConformanceLevel is set to Fragment. You can call WriteProcessingInstruction to explicitly write out an XML declaration.

The following example writes an XML fragment to a memory stream.


XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
settings.ConformanceLevel = ConformanceLevel.Fragment;
settings.CloseOutput = false;

// Create the XmlWriter object and write some content.
MemoryStream strm = new MemoryStream();
XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(strm, settings);
writer.WriteElementString("orderID", "1-456-ab");
writer.WriteElementString("orderID", "2-36-00a");
writer.Flush();
writer.Close();

// Do additonal processing on the stream.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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