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XmlWriterTraceListener Constructor (TextWriter, String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlWriterTraceListener class with the specified name, using the specified writer as the recipient of the debugging and tracing output.

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

public XmlWriterTraceListener(
	TextWriter writer,
	string name


Type: System.IO.TextWriter

A TextWriter that receives the output from the trace listener.

Type: System.String

The name of the new instance.


writer is null.

This constructor initializes the Name property to the name parameter value or to an empty string ("") if the name parameter is null. The name can be used as an index into the Trace.Listeners collection to programmatically change the properties for the listener. For example, the following code sets the TraceOutputOptions property for an instance of XmlWriterTraceListener whose Name property is "xmlListener".

((XmlWriterTraceListener)Trace.Listeners["xmlListener"]).TraceOutputOptions = 

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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