DelegatingXmlDictionaryWriter.WriteStartElement 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.]

When overridden in a derived class, writes the specified start tag and associates it with the given namespace and prefix.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.XmlSignature
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim instance As DelegatingXmlDictionaryWriter
Dim prefix As String
Dim localName As String
Dim ns As String

instance.WriteStartElement(prefix, localName, ns)


Public Overrides Sub WriteStartElement ( _
    prefix As String, _
    localName As String, _
    ns As String _
public override void WriteStartElement (
    string prefix,
    string localName,
    string ns
virtual void WriteStartElement (
    String^ prefix, 
    String^ localName, 
    String^ ns
) override
public void WriteStartElement (
    String prefix, 
    String localName, 
    String ns
public override function WriteStartElement (
    prefix : String, 
    localName : String, 
    ns : String


  • prefix
    The namespace prefix of the element.
  • localName
    The local name of the element.
  • ns
    The namespace URI to associate with the element.

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


DelegatingXmlDictionaryWriter Class
DelegatingXmlDictionaryWriter Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.XmlSignature Namespace

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