XmlWriter.WriteEndDocument XmlWriter.WriteEndDocument XmlWriter.WriteEndDocument XmlWriter.WriteEndDocument Method

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, closes any open elements or attributes and puts the writer back in the Start state.

public:
 abstract void WriteEndDocument();
public abstract void WriteEndDocument ();
abstract member WriteEndDocument : unit -> unit
Public MustOverride Sub WriteEndDocument ()

Exceptions

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.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

Note

When you use the XmlWriter methods to output XML, the elements and attributes will not be written until you call the Close method. For example, if you are using the XmlWriter to populate an XmlDocument, until you close the XmlWriter, you will not be able to observe the written elements and attributes in the target document.

For the asynchronous version of this method, see WriteEndDocumentAsync.

Applies to