Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Object to XML Conversion in C#

Sample XML is given below
<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <body>How are you doing</body>

XML is widely using in data exchange , here is code for generic function for converting object to xml

       public static string ToXML(this object o, Type t)
            string XmlizedString = null;
            MemoryStream memoryStream = new MemoryStream();
            XmlSerializer xs = new XmlSerializer(t);
            XmlTextWriter xmlTextWriter = new XmlTextWriter(memoryStream, Encoding.UTF8);          
            xs.Serialize(xmlTextWriter, o);
            memoryStream = (MemoryStream)xmlTextWriter.BaseStream;
            XmlizedString = UTF8ByteArrayToString(memoryStream.ToArray());
            return XmlizedString;


 private static String UTF8ByteArrayToString(Byte[] characters)

            UTF8Encoding encoding = new UTF8Encoding();
            String constructedString = encoding.GetString(characters);
            return (constructedString);