XmlWriter.Create Method (TextWriter)

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Creates a new XmlWriter instance using the specified TextWriter.

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


Public Shared Function Create ( _
    output As TextWriter _
) As XmlWriter
public static XmlWriter Create(
    TextWriter output


Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
An XmlWriter object.


Exception Condition

The text value is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


An XmlWriterSettings object with default settings is used to create the writer. If you wish to specify the features to support on the created writer, use the overload that takes an XmlWriterSettings object as one of its arguments, and pass in a XmlWriterSettings object with the correct settings.

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.