[vtkusers] serialize a vtk object to a xml string, not to save it to a file

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Mon Aug 8 17:24:48 EDT 2011

I don't think the vtk XML readers/writers have a buffer IO feature,
but the pure vtk readers/writers do. see
vtkDataReader::SetReadFromInputString() in

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
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Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-371-3971 x109

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Xiaoping Chen <xpchen5871 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could someone help on this issue (use a vtkXMLPolyDataWriter instance
> to create a serialized vtk xml string)?
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Xiaoping Chen <xpchen5871 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am creating a client-server application. The server will be
>> Java-based, running in Linux and the client is C++-based, running in
>> Windows.
>> The server will map our internal data into the VTK objects and
>> serialized them into the xml strings and then send to the client.
>> I am able to do this in C++ but not able to do it in VTK Java wrapper.
>>  vtkXMLPolyDataWriter allows me to serialize the vtk object and save
>> it to a file but NOT allow me to turn it into a xml string.
>> Please help.
>> Eric
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