XmlWriter.WriteCData Method

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When overridden in a derived class, writes out a <![CDATA[...]]> block containing the specified text.

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


Public MustOverride Sub WriteCData ( _
    text As String _
public abstract void WriteCData(
    string text


  • text
    Type: System.String
    The text to place inside the CDATA block.


Exception Condition

The text would result in a non-well formed XML document.


If text is either nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or String.Empty, this method writes an empty CDATA block, for example <![CDATA[]]>.

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


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