XmlElementAttribute.ElementName XmlElementAttribute.ElementName XmlElementAttribute.ElementName XmlElementAttribute.ElementName Property

Definition

Gets or sets the name of the generated XML element.

public:
 property System::String ^ ElementName { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string ElementName { get; set; }
member this.ElementName : string with get, set
Public Property ElementName As String

Property Value

The name of the generated XML element. The default is the member identifier.

Examples

The following example sets the ElementName property of an XmlElementAttribute to a new value.

// This is the class that will be serialized.
public ref class XClass
{
public:
   /* The XML element name will be XName
   instead of the default ClassName. */
   [XmlElement(ElementName="XName")]
   String^ ClassName;
};
// This is the class that will be serialized.
public class XClass
{
   /* The XML element name will be XName
   instead of the default ClassName. */
   [XmlElement(ElementName = "XName")]
   public string ClassName;
} 
' This is the class that will be serialized.
Public Class XClass
   ' The XML element name will be XName
   ' instead of the default ClassName.
   <XmlElement(ElementName := "XName")> Public ClassName() As String
End Class

Remarks

Specify an ElementName if you want the name of the generated XML element to differ from the member's identifier.

You can set the same ElementName value to more than one class member if the generated XML document uses XML namespaces to distinguish between the identically named members. For details on how to use namespaces and prefixed names in the XML document, see the XmlSerializerNamespaces class.

Applies to

See also