Avoid Self Closing Tags in XML RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I am trying below code to serialize an object. The problem is if some elements are null then they have self closing tags like below:

    <City/> which i want to be like this <City> </City>. Any thoughts?

       private string GetXMLFromObject(object o)
                XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
                settings.OmitXmlDeclaration = true;
                MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
                XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(ms, settings);
                XmlSerializerNamespaces names = new XmlSerializerNamespaces();
                names.Add("", "");
                XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(o.GetType());
                serializer.Serialize(writer, o, names);
                ms.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
                StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(ms);
                string xml = sr.ReadToEnd();
                return xml;

    Monday, January 20, 2014 10:25 PM


  • Hi,

    Maybe you can do this by creating your own XmlTextWriter to pass into the serialization process.

    public class MyXmlTextWriter : XmlTextWriter
        public MyXmlTextWriter(Stream stream) : base(stream, Encoding.UTF8)
        public override void WriteEndElement()

    Fro more information, please try to refer to this similar thread: .

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    Amy Peng

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:16 AM