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XmlWriter.Flush Method

When overridden in a derived class, flushes whatever is in the buffer to the underlying streams and also flushes the underlying stream.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public abstract void Flush()
ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

An XmlWriter method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

This is called instead of Close when you want to write more to the underlying stream without losing what is still in the buffer.

For the asynchronous version of this method, see FlushAsync.

The following example writes two XML fragments.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

     // Create an XmlWriter to write XML fragments.
     XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
     settings.ConformanceLevel = ConformanceLevel.Fragment;
     settings.Indent = true;
     XmlWriter writer = XmlWriter.Create(Console.Out, settings);

     // Write an XML fragment.
     writer.WriteStartElement("book");
     writer.WriteElementString("title", "Pride And Prejudice");
     writer.WriteEndElement();
     writer.Flush();

     // Write another XML fragment.
     writer.WriteStartElement("cd");
     writer.WriteElementString("title", "Americana");
     writer.WriteEndElement();
     writer.Flush();  

     // Close the writer.
     writer.Close();
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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