MetadataSerializer.WriteEntityDescriptor Method

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Writes an entity descriptor.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSFederation.Metadata
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim inputWriter As XmlWriter
Dim entityDescriptor As EntityDescriptor

Me.WriteEntityDescriptor(inputWriter, entityDescriptor)


Protected Overridable Sub WriteEntityDescriptor ( _
    inputWriter As XmlWriter, _
    entityDescriptor As EntityDescriptor _
protected virtual void WriteEntityDescriptor (
    XmlWriter inputWriter,
    EntityDescriptor entityDescriptor
virtual void WriteEntityDescriptor (
    XmlWriter^ inputWriter, 
    EntityDescriptor^ entityDescriptor
protected void WriteEntityDescriptor (
    XmlWriter inputWriter, 
    EntityDescriptor entityDescriptor
protected function WriteEntityDescriptor (
    inputWriter : XmlWriter, 
    entityDescriptor : EntityDescriptor


  • inputWriter
    The xml writer.
  • entityDescriptor
    The entity descriptor.


Exception type Condition

The parameter inputWriter/entityDescriptor/entityDescriptor.Contacts/entityDescriptor.RoleDescriptors is null.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


MetadataSerializer Class
MetadataSerializer Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSFederation.Metadata Namespace

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