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XmlTextWriter usage
public static string ToXml()
{
StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
using (StringWriter stringWriter = new StringWriter(builder))
{
using (XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(stringWriter))
{
// This produces UTF16 XML
writer.Indentation = 4;
writer.IndentChar = '\t';
writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
writer.WriteStartDocument();
writer.WriteStartElement("Root");
writer.WriteAttributeString("myattrib", "123");
writer.WriteEndElement();
writer.WriteEndDocument();
}
}
return builder.ToString();
}
public static string ToUTF8Xml()
{
string result;
MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(); // The writer closes this for us
using (XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(stream, Encoding.UTF8))
{
writer.Indentation = 4;
writer.IndentChar = '\t';
writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
writer.WriteStartDocument();
writer.WriteStartElement("Root");
writer.WriteAttributeString("myattrib", "123");
writer.WriteEndElement();
writer.WriteEndDocument();
writer.Flush();
// Make sure you flush or you only get half the text
writer.Flush();
// Use a StreamReader to get the byte order correct
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(stream, Encoding.UTF8, true);
stream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
result = reader.ReadToEnd();
// #2 - doesn't write the byte order reliably
//result = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(stream.GetBuffer(), 0, (int)stream.Length);
}
// Make sure you use File.WriteAllText("myfile", xml, Encoding.UTF8);
// or equivalent to write your file back.
return result;
}
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