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using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Linq;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
public static class GenericExtensions
public static XElement ToXElement<T>(this T obj)
var emptyNamespace = new XmlSerializerNamespaces();
emptyNamespace.Add(String.Empty, String.Empty);
var xmlSerializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(T));
var writerSettings = new XmlWriterSettings {OmitXmlDeclaration = true};
var stringWriter = new StringWriter();
using (var xmlWriter = XmlWriter.Create(stringWriter, writerSettings))
xmlSerializer.Serialize(xmlWriter, obj, emptyNamespace);
return XElement.Parse(stringWriter.ToString());
catch (Exception)
return null;
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