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XmlWriter.Create Method (Stream)

Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the specified stream.

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

public static XmlWriter Create(
	Stream output
)

Parameters

output
Type: System.IO.Stream
The stream to which you want to write. The XmlWriter writes XML 1.0 text syntax and appends it to the specified stream.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
An XmlWriter object.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The stream value is null.

An XmlWriterSettings object with default settings is used to create the writer. If you wish to specify the features to support on the created writer, use the overload that takes an XmlWriterSettings object as one of its arguments, and pass in an XmlWriterSettings object with the correct settings.

The following example creates an XmlWriter object with the defined settings.


using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Text;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlWriter writer = null;

    try {

       // Create an XmlWriterSettings object with the correct options. 
       XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
       settings.Indent = true;
       settings.IndentChars = ("\t");
       settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;

       // Create the XmlWriter object and write some content.
       writer = XmlWriter.Create("data.xml", settings);
       writer.WriteStartElement("book");
       writer.WriteElementString("item", "tesing");
       writer.WriteEndElement();
	
       writer.Flush();

     } 
     finally  {
        if (writer != null)
          writer.Close();
     }
  } 
} 


.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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