XamlWriter.Save Method (Object)

Returns a Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) string that serializes the provided object and its properties.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public static string Save(
	Object obj
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

obj
Type: System.Object

The element to be serialized. Typically, this is the root element of a page or application.

Return Value

Type: System.String
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) string that can be written to a stream or file. The logical tree of all elements that fall under the provided obj element will be serialized.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

obj is null.

SecurityException

the application is not running in full trust.

The serialization enabled by this method has a series of limitations, primarily due to the fact that the serialization enabled is explicitly run-time, and does not have access to possible design-time information in the original Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) (if any). For details, see Serialization Limitations of XamlWriter.Save.

Save is not allowed when running in Partial Trust.

The following example serializes a Button into a string using the XamlWriter class. The string is then deserialized back into a Button using the static Load method on the XamlReader class.

// Create the Button.
Button originalButton = new Button();
originalButton.Height = 50;
originalButton.Width = 100;
originalButton.Background = Brushes.AliceBlue;
originalButton.Content = "Click Me";

// Save the Button to a string.
string savedButton = XamlWriter.Save(originalButton);

// Load the button
StringReader stringReader = new StringReader(savedButton);
XmlReader xmlReader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader);
Button readerLoadButton = (Button)XamlReader.Load(xmlReader);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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