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Line Breaks in XML Files

Posted on 2008-10-09
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How do I get a line break or carriage retunr in the actual XML file so it does not go across one line. I have tried the XMLWriterSettings but it does not appear to work. The code is as below:

ublic partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

        // location to the XML file to write
        String strFilePath = "c:\\Projects\\company\\App_Data\\movies.xml";

        // create an instance of the XmlTextWriter object
        XmlTextWriter objWriter = new XmlTextWriter(strFilePath, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8);

        XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
        settings.Indent = true;
        settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
        settings.NewLineOnAttributes = true;

        objWriter.WriteStartElement("order");
        objWriter.WriteAttributeString("orderID", "367A54");
        objWriter.WriteAttributeString("date", "2001-05-03");
        objWriter.WriteElementString("price", "19.95");
        objWriter.WriteEndElement();

        objWriter.Flush();

        // clear up memory
         objWriter.Close();

         // successfully done
         result.Text = "XML file ";
         
    }
}
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Question by:MangoMarcus
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AshleyBryant earned 500 total points
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Have you tried this?
objWriter.WriteWhitespace("\n");

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by:anarki_jimbel
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I think the problem is that you haven't set your xmlWriterSettings...

You need to create settings before creating a writer and pass this settings object to a writer constructor,

something like


        XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
        settings.Indent = true;
        settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
        settings.NewLineOnAttributes = true;


XmlTextWriter writer   = XmlTextWriter.Create("books.xml", settings);
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by:MangoMarcus
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Cheers Ashley, worked a treat!

(Thanks Anarki - its seems to throw an error when you swap (strFilePath, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8) for (strFilePath, System.settings) - obviously something im doing wrong!)
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by:MangoMarcus
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Sorry Anarki, I meant (strFilePath, settings)
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