XmlWriter.WriteRaw Method (array<Char[], Int32, Int32)

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When overridden in a derived class, writes raw markup manually from a character buffer.

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


Public MustOverride Sub WriteRaw ( _
    buffer As Char(), _
    index As Integer, _
    count As Integer _
public abstract void WriteRaw(
    char[] buffer,
    int index,
    int count


  • buffer
    Type: array<System.Char[]
    Character array containing the text to write.
  • index
    Type: System.Int32
    The position within the buffer indicating the start of the text to write.
  • count
    Type: System.Int32
    The number of characters to write.


Exception Condition

buffer is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


index or count is less than zero.


The buffer length minus index is less than count.


This method does not escape special characters.

Security noteSecurity Note:

The XmlWriter does not validate the data that is passed to the WriteRaw method. You should not pass arbitrary data to this method.

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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