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DataContractSerializer.WriteStartObject Method (XmlDictionaryWriter, Object)

Writes the opening XML element using an XmlDictionaryWriter.

Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in system.runtime.serialization.dll)

public override void WriteStartObject (
	XmlDictionaryWriter writer,
	Object graph
public void WriteStartObject (
	XmlDictionaryWriter writer, 
	Object graph
public override function WriteStartObject (
	writer : XmlDictionaryWriter, 
	graph : Object
Not applicable.



The XmlDictionaryWriter used to write the XML start element.


The object to write.

The following example creates an object to serialize, an instance of the DataContractSerializer, and an instance of the XmlDictionaryWriter class. The example uses the WriteStartObject, WriteObjectContent, and WriteObjectContent methods to write the object data into the XML document.

public static void WriteObjectContentInDocument(string path)
    // Create the object to serialize.
    Person p = new Person("Lynn", "Tsoflias", 9876);

    // Create the writer object.
    FileStream fs = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Create);
    XmlDictionaryWriter writer =

    DataContractSerializer ser =
        new DataContractSerializer(typeof(Person));

    // Use the writer to start a document.

    // Use the writer to write the root element.

    // Use the writer to write an element.
    writer.WriteElementString("Name", "Microsoft");

    // Use the serializer to write the start,
    // content, and end data.
    ser.WriteStartObject(writer, p);
    ser.WriteObjectContent(writer, p);

    // Use the writer to write the end element and
    // the end of the document.

    // Close and release the writer resources.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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