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    How Do I Save an XML document?
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    How Do I Save an XML document?

    Problem

    An XML document can be exported into a string, a file, or as binary data. Each generated object will contain the following methods that allow XML data to be exported. The specifics of this varies depending up the language your using, but the basics methods are described below.

    Function Description
    ToXml Saves an XML document to a string (See unicode notes)
    ToXmlFile Saves an XML document to a file
    ToXmlStream Saves an XML document as binary data

    Example

    Person person = new Person(); ... String strXML = person.toXml(); person.toXmlFile("MyExample.xml"); byte[] data = person.toXmlStream();

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Person> <name>Joe Blogs</name> <Address> <HouseNumber>15</HouseNumber> <PostCode>LS5 9PQ</PostCode> </Address> </Person>

    Function Reference

      C++
    Function Description
    ToXml

    Exports the object as an XML document to a string.
    This method will only export XML.
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use. The string produced is always in the current code page (or UNICODE if using a UNICODE build). If you want to use other encoding's (i.e. UTF-8) then use ToXmlStream.
    See Unicode Notes

    ToXmlFile Exports the object as an XML document, and writes it to a file
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.
    ToXmlStream Exports the object as an XML document, and places it in a CBinaryData object
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.
      C#
    Function Description
    ToXml

    Exports the object as an XML document to a string.
    This method will only export XML.
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use. The string produced is always in UNICODE. If you want to use other encoding's (i.e. UTF-8) then use ToXmlStream.
    See Unicode Notes

    ToXmlFile Exports the object as an XML document, and writes it to a file
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.
    ToXmlStream

    Exports the object as an XML document, and places it in a System.IO.Stream object
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.

      Java
    Function Description
    toXml

    Exports the object as an XML document to a string.
    This method will only export XML.
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use. The string produced is always in UNICODE. If you want to use other encoding's (i.e. UTF-8) then use ToXmlStream.
    See Unicode Notes

    toXmlFile Exports the object as an XML document, and writes it to a file
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.
    toXmlStream

    Exports the object as an XML document, and places it in a byte[]
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.

      Visual Basic
    Function Description
    ToXml

    Exports the object as an XML document to a string.
    This method will only export XML.
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use. The string produced is always in UNICODE. If you want to use other encoding's (i.e. UTF-8) then use ToXmlStream.
    See Unicode Notes

    ToXmlFile Exports the object as an XML document, and writes it to a file
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.
    ToXmlStream

    Exports the object as an XML document, and places it in a Variant as a byte array
    Options allow you to change set whether the XML is formatted (indented), which kind of EOL sequence to use, and the language encoding to use.

     

    Notes

    Description Value
    Article Created 7/2/2006
    Applies to Liquid XML 2005 (4.1) and greater
    Also See Unicode Notes