Click here to Skip to main content
Click here to Skip to main content
Add your own
alternative version

Simplify Reading and Writing of XML Fragments

, 8 Aug 2006
This article shows how to read and write XML fragments using the XmlChunkReader and XmlChunkWriter classes.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
using XmlChunk;

namespace XmlChunkExample
    class Program
        const string xmlfile = "XMLFile.xml";

        static XmlSerializerFactory serializerFactory = new XmlSerializerFactory();

        static void Main(string[] args)
            XmlSerializer serializer = serializerFactory.CreateSerializer(typeof(Item), new XmlRootAttribute("item"));

            // write file
            using (XmlTextWriter w = new XmlTextWriter(xmlfile, Encoding.UTF8))
                w.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
                using (XmlChunkWriter chunkWriter = new XmlChunkWriter(w))
                    serializer.Serialize(chunkWriter, new Item(1, "First"));

                using (XmlChunkWriter chunkWriter = new XmlChunkWriter(w))
                    serializer.Serialize(chunkWriter, new Item(2, "Second"));
            // read file
            using (XmlTextReader r = new XmlTextReader(xmlfile))
                while (r.Read() && r.MoveToContent() == XmlNodeType.Element)
                    using(XmlChunkReader chunkReader = new XmlChunkReader(r))
                        Item item = (Item)serializer.Deserialize(chunkReader);

By viewing downloads associated with this article you agree to the Terms of Service and the article's licence.

If a file you wish to view isn't highlighted, and is a text file (not binary), please let us know and we'll add colourisation support for it.


This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

A list of licenses authors might use can be found here


About the Author

Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Follow on   Twitter

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web03 | 2.8.141216.1 | Last Updated 8 Aug 2006
Article Copyright 2006 by notmasteryet
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
Layout: fixed | fluid