Simple way to Serialize an object to a string

I’m the first to admit that the number of streams and serializing methods can be confusing. I wanted a quick and simple way to test my serialize code by persisting an object into a string. A quick google later and I had found a number of overly complicated examples, so here is my very simple method…
                        XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(MyType));
            string resultingXml = null;
            using (StringWriter stringWriter = new StringWriter(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture))
                serializer.Serialize(stringWriter, myObject);
                resultingXml = stringWriter.ToString();

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