XmlWriter.WriteCharEntity Method

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When overridden in a derived class, forces the generation of a character entity for the specified Unicode character value.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)


Public MustOverride Sub WriteCharEntity ( _
    ch As Char _
public abstract void WriteCharEntity(
    char ch


  • ch
    Type: System.Char
    The Unicode character for which to generate a character entity.


Exception Condition

The character is in the surrogate pair character range, 0xd800 - 0xdfff.


This method writes the Unicode character in hexadecimal character entity reference format.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.