XElement.WriteTo(XmlWriter) XElement.WriteTo(XmlWriter) XElement.WriteTo(XmlWriter) Method

Definition

Write this element to an XmlWriter.

public:
 override void WriteTo(System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ writer);
public override void WriteTo (System.Xml.XmlWriter writer);
Public Overrides Sub WriteTo (writer As XmlWriter)
Parameters
writer
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

An XmlWriter into which this method will write.

Examples

The following example shows how to write an XElement to an XmlWriter. Note that the example did not write an XML declaration.

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();  
XmlWriterSettings xws = new XmlWriterSettings();  
xws.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;  
xws.Indent = true;  

using (XmlWriter xw = XmlWriter.Create(sb, xws)) {  
    xw.WriteStartElement("Root");  

    XElement child1 = new XElement("Child",  
        new XElement("GrandChild", "some content")  
    );  
    child1.WriteTo(xw);  

    XElement child2 = new XElement("AnotherChild",  
        new XElement("GrandChild", "different content")  
    );  
    child2.WriteTo(xw);  

    xw.WriteEndElement();  
}  

Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString());  
Dim sb As StringBuilder = New StringBuilder()  
Dim xws As XmlWriterSettings = New XmlWriterSettings()  
xws.OmitXmlDeclaration = True  
xws.Indent = True  

Using xw = XmlWriter.Create(sb, xws)  
    xw.WriteStartElement("Root")  
    Dim child1 As XElement = _  
        <Child>  
            <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>  
        </Child>  
    child1.WriteTo(xw)  
    Dim child2 As XElement = _   
        <AnotherChild>  
            <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>  
        </AnotherChild>  
    child2.WriteTo(xw)  
    xw.WriteEndElement()  
End Using  

Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString())  

This example produces the following output:

<Root>  
  <Child>  
    <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>  
  </Child>  
  <AnotherChild>  
    <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>  
  </AnotherChild>  
</Root>  

Applies to