EnumMemberAttribute EnumMemberAttribute EnumMemberAttribute EnumMemberAttribute Class

Definition

Specifies that the field is an enumeration member and should be serialized.

public ref class EnumMemberAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Field, AllowMultiple=false, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class EnumMemberAttribute : Attribute
type EnumMemberAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class EnumMemberAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
EnumMemberAttributeEnumMemberAttributeEnumMemberAttributeEnumMemberAttribute
Attributes

Examples

The following example shows EnumMemberAttribute applied to members of an enumeration.

[DataContract]
public enum Position
{
    [EnumMember(Value = "Emp")]
    Employee,
    [EnumMember(Value = "Mgr")]
    Manager,
    [EnumMember(Value = "Ctr")]
    Contractor,
    NotASerializableEnumeration
}

[DataContract]
public class Person : IExtensibleDataObject
{
    public Person(string firstNameValue, string lastNameValue)
    {
        LastName = firstNameValue;
        FirstName = lastNameValue;
    }

    private ExtensionDataObject extensioDataValue;
    public ExtensionDataObject ExtensionData
    {
        get { return extensioDataValue; }
        set { extensioDataValue = value; }
    }

    [DataMember]
    internal string FirstName;
    [DataMember]
    internal string LastName;
    [DataMember]
    internal Position Description;
}

public sealed class Test
{
    private Test() { }
    static void Main()
    {

        try
        {

            Test t = new Test();
            t.Serialize("Enum.xml");
            Console.WriteLine("Done");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        catch (SerializationException  exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.ReadLine();

        }

    }



    private void Serialize(string path)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Serializing...");
        Person p = new Person("Denise", "Smith");
        p.Description = Position.Manager;

        FileStream fs = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Create);

        try
        {
            DataContractSerializer ser =
                new DataContractSerializer(typeof(Person));
            ser.WriteObject(fs, p);
            Console.WriteLine("Done");
        }
        catch (SerializationException exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.WriteLine(exc.StackTrace);
        }
        finally
        {
            fs.Close();
        }
    }
}
<DataContract()>  _
Public Enum Position
    <EnumMember(Value:="Emp")> Employee
    <EnumMember(Value:="Mgr")> Manager
    <EnumMember(Value:="Ctr")> Contractor
    NotASerializableEnumeration
    
End Enum 

<DataContract()>  _
Public Class Person
    Implements IExtensibleDataObject
    
    Public Sub New(ByVal firstNameValue As String, _
       ByVal lastNameValue As String) 
        LastName = firstNameValue
        FirstName = lastNameValue
    
    End Sub 
    
    Private extensioDataValue As ExtensionDataObject 
    
    Public Property ExtensionData() As ExtensionDataObject _
       Implements IExtensibleDataObject.ExtensionData
        Get
            Return extensioDataValue
        End Get
        Set
            extensioDataValue = value
        End Set
    End Property 

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend FirstName As String

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend LastName As String

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend Description As Position

End Class 


NotInheritable Public Class Test
    
    Private Sub New() 
    
    End Sub
    
    Shared Sub Main() 
        WriteObject("Enum.xml")
        Console.ReadLine()
    
    End Sub 
    
    
    Shared Sub WriteObject(ByVal path As String) 
        Console.WriteLine("Writing...")
        Dim p As New Person("Denise", "Smith")
        p.Description = Position.Manager
        
        Dim fs As New FileStream(path, FileMode.Create)
        
        Try
            Dim ser As New DataContractSerializer(GetType(Person))
            ser.WriteObject(fs, p)
            Console.WriteLine("Done")
        Catch exc As SerializationException
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message)
            Console.WriteLine(exc.StackTrace)
        Finally
            fs.Close()
        End Try
    
    End Sub 
End Class 

Remarks

The EnumMemberAttribute enables fine control of the names of the enumerations as they are serialized.

To use EnumMemberAttribute, create an enumeration and apply the DataContractAttribute attribute to the enumeration. Then apply the EnumMemberAttribute attribute to each member that needs to be in the serialization stream.

Constructors

EnumMemberAttribute() EnumMemberAttribute() EnumMemberAttribute() EnumMemberAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the EnumMemberAttribute class.

Properties

IsValueSetExplicitly IsValueSetExplicitly IsValueSetExplicitly IsValueSetExplicitly

Gets whether the Value has been explicitly set.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)
Value Value Value Value

Gets or sets the value associated with the enumeration member the attribute is applied to.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)
Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

See Also