XmlWriter.WriteCData(String) XmlWriter.WriteCData(String) XmlWriter.WriteCData(String) XmlWriter.WriteCData(String) Method

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, writes out a <![CDATA[...]]> block containing the specified text.

public:
 abstract void WriteCData(System::String ^ text);
public abstract void WriteCData (string text);
abstract member WriteCData : string -> unit
Public MustOverride Sub WriteCData (text As String)
Parameters
text
String String String String

The text to place inside the CDATA block.

Exceptions

The text would result in a non-well formed XML document.

An XmlWriter method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message "An asynchronous operation is already in progress."

Examples

The following example writes an XML file representing a book.

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

public class Sample {

  private const string filename = "sampledata.xml";

  public static void Main() {
  
     XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
     settings.Indent = true;
     XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(filename, settings);

     // Write the Processing Instruction 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();  
  }

}
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 settings As XmlWriterSettings = new XmlWriterSettings()
     settings.Indent = true
     Dim writer As XmlWriter = XmlWriter.Create(filename, settings)
        
     ' Write the Processing Instruction 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()
        
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

Remarks

If text is either null or String.Empty, this method writes an empty CDATA block, for example <![CDATA[]]>.

For the asynchronous version of this method, see WriteCDataAsync.

Applies to