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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
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryWriter

The XmlDictionaryWriter used to write the XML start element.

graph
Type: System.Object

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 =
        XmlDictionaryWriter.CreateTextWriter(fs);

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

    // Use the writer to start a document.
    writer.WriteStartDocument(true);

    // Use the writer to write the root element.
    writer.WriteStartElement("Company");

    // 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);
    ser.WriteEndObject(writer);

    // Use the writer to write the end element and 
    // the end of the document.
    writer.WriteEndElement();
    writer.WriteEndDocument();

    // Close and release the writer resources.
    writer.Flush();
    fs.Flush();
    fs.Close();
}

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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