XmlTextWriter.WriteEndElement XmlTextWriter.WriteEndElement XmlTextWriter.WriteEndElement XmlTextWriter.WriteEndElement Method

Definition

Closes one element and pops the corresponding namespace scope.

public:
 override void WriteEndElement();
public override void WriteEndElement ();
override this.WriteEndElement : unit -> unit
Public Overrides Sub WriteEndElement ()

Examples

The following example writes an XML file representing a book.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlTextWriter^ writer = nullptr;
   String^ filename = "sampledata.xml";
   writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename, nullptr );
   
   //Use indenting for readability.
   writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
   
   //Write the XML delcaration 
   writer->WriteStartDocument();
   
   //Write the ProcessingInstruction node.
   String^ PItext = "type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"book.xsl\"";
   writer->WriteProcessingInstruction( "xml-stylesheet", PItext );
   
   //Write the DocumentType node.
   writer->WriteDocType( "book", nullptr, nullptr, "<!ENTITY h \"hardcover\">" );
   
   //Write a Comment node.
   writer->WriteComment( "sample XML" );
   
   //Write the root element.
   writer->WriteStartElement( "book" );
   
   //Write the genre attribute.
   writer->WriteAttributeString( "genre", "novel" );
   
   //Write the ISBN attribute.
   writer->WriteAttributeString( "ISBN", "1-8630-014" );
   
   //Write the title.
   writer->WriteElementString( "title", "The Handmaid's Tale" );
   
   //Write the style element.
   writer->WriteStartElement( "style" );
   writer->WriteEntityRef( "h" );
   writer->WriteEndElement();
   
   //Write the price.
   writer->WriteElementString( "price", "19.95" );
   
   //Write CDATA.
   writer->WriteCData( "Prices 15% off!!" );
   
   //Write the close tag for the root element.
   writer->WriteEndElement();
   writer->WriteEndDocument();
   
   //Write the XML to file and close the writer.
   writer->Flush();
   writer->Close();
   
   //Load the file into an XmlDocument to ensure well formed XML.
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   
   //Preserve white space for readability.
   doc->PreserveWhitespace = true;
   
   //Load the file.
   doc->Load( filename );
   
   //Display the XML content to the console.
   Console::Write( doc->InnerXml );
}

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

public class Sample
{
  private const string filename = "sampledata.xml";

  public static void Main()
  {
     XmlTextWriter writer = null;

     writer = new XmlTextWriter (filename, null);
     //Use indenting for readability.
     writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;

     //Write the XML delcaration 
     writer.WriteStartDocument();

     //Write the ProcessingInstruction node.
     String PItext="type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"book.xsl\"";
     writer.WriteProcessingInstruction("xml-stylesheet", PItext);

     //Write the DocumentType node.
     writer.WriteDocType("book", null , null, "<!ENTITY h \"hardcover\">");
        
     //Write a Comment node.
     writer.WriteComment("sample XML");
    
     //Write the root element.
     writer.WriteStartElement("book");

     //Write the genre attribute.
     writer.WriteAttributeString("genre", "novel");
    
     //Write the ISBN attribute.
     writer.WriteAttributeString("ISBN", "1-8630-014");

     //Write the title.
     writer.WriteElementString("title", "The Handmaid's Tale");
              
     //Write the style element.
     writer.WriteStartElement("style");
     writer.WriteEntityRef("h");
     writer.WriteEndElement(); 

     //Write the price.
     writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");

     //Write CDATA.
     writer.WriteCData("Prices 15% off!!");

     //Write the close tag for the root element.
     writer.WriteEndElement();
             
     writer.WriteEndDocument();

     //Write the XML to file and close the writer.
     writer.Flush();
     writer.Close();  

     //Load the file into an XmlDocument to ensure well formed XML.
     XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
     //Preserve white space for readability.
     doc.PreserveWhitespace = true;
     //Load the file.
     doc.Load(filename);  
    
     //Display the XML content to the console.
     Console.Write(doc.InnerXml);  

  }

}
Option Strict
Option Explicit

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    Private Const filename As String = "sampledata.xml"
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = Nothing
        
        writer = New XmlTextWriter(filename, Nothing)
        'Use indenting for readability.
        writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
        
        'Write the XML delcaration. 
        writer.WriteStartDocument()
        
        'Write the ProcessingInstruction node.
        Dim PItext As String = "type=""text/xsl"" href=""book.xsl"""
        writer.WriteProcessingInstruction("xml-stylesheet", PItext)
        
        'Write the DocumentType node.
        writer.WriteDocType("book", Nothing, Nothing, "<!ENTITY h ""hardcover>")
        
        'Write a Comment node.
        writer.WriteComment("sample XML")
        
        'Write the root element.
        writer.WriteStartElement("book")
        
        'Write the genre attribute
        writer.WriteAttributeString("genre", "novel")
        
        'Write the ISBN attribute.
        writer.WriteAttributeString("ISBN", "1-8630-014")
        
        'Write the title.
        writer.WriteElementString("title", "The Handmaid's Tale")
        
        'Write the style element.
        writer.WriteStartElement("style")
        writer.WriteEntityRef("h")
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        'Write the price.
        writer.WriteElementString("price", "19.95")
        
        'Write CDATA.
        writer.WriteCData("Prices 15% off!!")
        
        'Write the close tag for the root element.
        writer.WriteEndElement()
        
        writer.WriteEndDocument()
        
        'Write the XML to file and close the writer
        writer.Flush()
        writer.Close()
        
        'Load the file into an XmlDocument to ensure well formed XML.
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        'Preserve white space for readability.
        doc.PreserveWhitespace = True
        'Load the file.
        doc.Load(filename)
        
        'Display the XML content to the console.
        Console.Write(doc.InnerXml)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

Remarks

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlWriter instances by using the XmlWriter.Create method and the XmlWriterSettings class to take advantage of new functionality.

If the element contains no content a short end tag "/>" is written; otherwise a full end tag is written.

Applies to