Quick reminder on how to create an XML file in C#

1) Declare the XML  document

XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();

2) Add the XML Declaration Statement

XmlDeclaration xmlDeclaration = xmlDoc.CreateXmlDeclaration("1.0","utf-8",null);
xmlDoc.InsertBefore(xmlDeclaration, xmlDoc.DocumentElement);

3) Create the Root Elements can be done in two different ways

  • First way utilites the CreateElement function
XmlElement rootNode  = xmlDoc.CreateElement("Family");
  • Second way is more gritty with a string
string documentStart = "<Family></Family>";
xmlDocument.Load(new StringReader(documentStart));

4) Create Parent and Child Elements

XmlElement parentNode  = xmlDoc.CreateElement("Parent");
XmlElement childNode  = xmlDoc.CreateElement("Child");
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