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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;
                w.WriteStartElement("items");
                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"));
                w.WriteEndElement();
            }
            // read file
            using (XmlTextReader r = new XmlTextReader(xmlfile))
            {
                r.ReadStartElement("items");
                while (r.Read() && r.MoveToContent() == XmlNodeType.Element)
                {
                    using(XmlChunkReader chunkReader = new XmlChunkReader(r))
                    {
                        Item item = (Item)serializer.Deserialize(chunkReader);
                        Console.WriteLine(item.ToString());
                    }
                }
                r.ReadEndElement();                
            }
        }
    }
}

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