XmlSerializationWriter.WriteStartElement Method (String, String, Object, Boolean)

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Writes an opening element tag, including any attributes.

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


Protected Sub WriteStartElement ( _
    name As String, _
    ns As String, _
    o As Object, _
    writePrefixed As Boolean _
protected void WriteStartElement(
    string name,
    string ns,
    Object o,
    bool writePrefixed


  • name
    Type: System.String
    The local name of the XML element to write.
  • ns
    Type: System.String
    The namespace of the XML element to write.
  • o
    Type: System.Object
    The object being serialized as an XML element.
  • writePrefixed
    Type: System.Boolean
    true to write the element name with a prefix if none is available for the specified namespace; otherwise, false.


The protected members of XmlSerializationWriter are intended for use only by derived classes that are used internally within the .NET Framework XML serialization infrastructure.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


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