XmlRootAttribute Constructors

Definition

Initializes a new instance of the XmlRootAttribute class and uses the class name as the name of the XML root element.

Overloads

XmlRootAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the XmlRootAttribute class.

XmlRootAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlRootAttribute class and specifies the name of the XML root element.

XmlRootAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the XmlRootAttribute class.

public:
 XmlRootAttribute();
public XmlRootAttribute ();
Public Sub New ()

Examples

The following example creates an instance of an XmlRootAttribute and assigns it to the XmlRoot property of an XmlAttributes object. When the XmlSerializer serializes the MyClass object, it uses the XmlRootAttribute object to override the default root element.

#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;

// This is the class that is the default root element.
public ref class MyClass
{
public:
   String^ Name;
};

XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrider();
void SerializeOrder( String^ filename )
{
   // Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
   XmlSerializer^ xSer = CreateOverrider();

   // Create the object, and set its Name property.
   MyClass^ myClass = gcnew MyClass;
   myClass->Name = "New Class Name";

   // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
   TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );
   xSer->Serialize( writer, myClass );
   writer->Close();
}

// Return an XmlSerializer to override the root serialization.
XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrider()
{
   // Create an XmlAttributes to override the default root element.
   XmlAttributes^ attrs = gcnew XmlAttributes;

   // Create an XmlRootAttribute and set its element name and namespace.
   XmlRootAttribute^ xRoot = gcnew XmlRootAttribute;
   xRoot->ElementName = "OverriddenRootElementName";
   xRoot->Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";

   // Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
   attrs->XmlRoot = xRoot;
   XmlAttributeOverrides^ xOver = gcnew XmlAttributeOverrides;

   /* Add the XmlAttributes object to the 
      XmlAttributeOverrides object. */
   xOver->Add( MyClass::typeid, attrs );

   // Create the Serializer, and return it.
   XmlSerializer^ xSer = gcnew XmlSerializer( MyClass::typeid,xOver );
   return xSer;
}

int main()
{
   SerializeOrder( "OverrideAttribute.xml" );
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

// This is the class that is the default root element.
public class MyClass
{
   public string Name;
}

public class Run 
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Run test = new Run();
      test.SerializeOrder("OverrideAttribute.xml");
   }

   public void SerializeOrder(string filename)
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
      XmlSerializer xSer = CreateOverrider();

      // Create the object, and set its Name property.
      MyClass myClass = new MyClass();
      myClass.Name = "New Class Name";

      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);
      xSer.Serialize(writer, myClass);
      writer.Close();
   }

   // Return an XmlSerializer to override the root serialization.
   public XmlSerializer CreateOverrider()
   {
      // Create an XmlAttributes to override the default root element.
      XmlAttributes attrs = new XmlAttributes();

      // Create an XmlRootAttribute and set its element name and namespace.
      XmlRootAttribute xRoot = new XmlRootAttribute();
      xRoot.ElementName = "OverriddenRootElementName";
      xRoot.Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";

      // Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
      attrs.XmlRoot = xRoot;
      XmlAttributeOverrides xOver = new XmlAttributeOverrides();
      
      /* Add the XmlAttributes object to the 
      XmlAttributeOverrides object. */
      xOver.Add(typeof(MyClass), attrs);

      // Create the Serializer, and return it.
      XmlSerializer xSer = new XmlSerializer
      (typeof(MyClass), xOver);
      return xSer;
   }
}

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization


' This is the class that is the default root element.
Public Class MyClass1
    Public Name As String
End Class

Public Class Run
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim test As New Run()
        test.SerializeOrder("OverrideAttribute.xml")
    End Sub
        
    Public Sub SerializeOrder(ByVal filename As String)
        ' Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
        Dim xSer As XmlSerializer = CreateOverrider()
        
        ' Create the object, and set its Name property.
        Dim class1 As New MyClass1()
        class1.Name = "New Class Name"
        
        ' Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
        Dim writer As New StreamWriter(filename)
        xSer.Serialize(writer, class1)
        writer.Close()
    End Sub
    
    
    ' Return an XmlSerializer to override the root serialization.
    Public Function CreateOverrider() As XmlSerializer
        ' Create an XmlAttributes to override the default root element.
        Dim attrs As New XmlAttributes()
        
        ' Create an XmlRootAttribute and set its element name and namespace.
        Dim xRoot As New XmlRootAttribute()
        xRoot.ElementName = "OverriddenRootElementName"
        xRoot.Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com"
        
        ' Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
        attrs.XmlRoot = xRoot
        Dim xOver As New XmlAttributeOverrides()
        
        ' Add the XmlAttributes object to the
        ' XmlAttributeOverrides object. 
        xOver.Add(GetType(MyClass1), attrs)
        
        ' Create the Serializer, and return it.
        Dim xSer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(MyClass1), xOver)
        Return xSer
    End Function
End Class

See also

XmlRootAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlRootAttribute class and specifies the name of the XML root element.

public:
 XmlRootAttribute(System::String ^ elementName);
public XmlRootAttribute (string elementName);
new System.Xml.Serialization.XmlRootAttribute : string -> System.Xml.Serialization.XmlRootAttribute
Public Sub New (elementName As String)

Parameters

elementName
String

The name of the XML root element.

Examples

The following example creates an instance of the XmlRootAttribute and uses it to override the serialization of an instance of a class named "Student".

public:
   void SerializeOrder( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
      XmlSerializer^ myXmlSerializer = CreateOverrider();
      
      // Create the object, and set its Name property.
      Student^ myStudent = gcnew Student;
      myStudent->Name = "Student class1";
      
      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );
      myXmlSerializer->Serialize( writer, myStudent );
      writer->Close();
   }

   // Return an XmlSerializer to  the root serialization.
   XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrider()
   {
      // Create an XmlAttributes to  the default root element.
      XmlAttributes^ myXmlAttributes = gcnew XmlAttributes;
      
      // Create an XmlRootAttribute overloaded constructer 
      // and set its namespace.
      XmlRootAttribute^ myXmlRootAttribute =
         gcnew XmlRootAttribute( "OverriddenRootElementName" );
      myXmlRootAttribute->Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";
      
      // Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
      myXmlAttributes->XmlRoot = myXmlRootAttribute;
      XmlAttributeOverrides^ myXmlAttributeOverrides =
         gcnew XmlAttributeOverrides;
      
      // Add the XmlAttributes object to the XmlAttributeOverrides object
      myXmlAttributeOverrides->Add( Student::typeid, myXmlAttributes );
      
      // Create the Serializer, and return it.
      XmlSerializer^ myXmlSerializer = gcnew XmlSerializer(
         Student::typeid, myXmlAttributeOverrides );
      return myXmlSerializer;
   }
public void SerializeOrder(string filename)
{
   // Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
   XmlSerializer myXmlSerializer = CreateOverrider();

   // Create the object, and set its Name property.
   Student myStudent = new Student();
   myStudent.Name = "Student class1";

   // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
   TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);
   myXmlSerializer.Serialize(writer, myStudent);
   writer.Close();
}

// Return an XmlSerializer to override the root serialization.
public XmlSerializer CreateOverrider()
{
   // Create an XmlAttributes to override the default root element.
   XmlAttributes myXmlAttributes = new XmlAttributes();

   // Create an XmlRootAttribute overloaded constructer 
   //and set its namespace.
   XmlRootAttribute myXmlRootAttribute = 
                  new XmlRootAttribute("OverriddenRootElementName");
   myXmlRootAttribute.Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";

   // Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
   myXmlAttributes.XmlRoot = myXmlRootAttribute;
   XmlAttributeOverrides myXmlAttributeOverrides = 
                                       new XmlAttributeOverrides();
   
   /* Add the XmlAttributes object to the 
   XmlAttributeOverrides object. */
   myXmlAttributeOverrides.Add(typeof(Student), myXmlAttributes);

   // Create the Serializer, and return it.
   XmlSerializer myXmlSerializer = new XmlSerializer
      (typeof(Student), myXmlAttributeOverrides);
   return myXmlSerializer;
}
Public Sub SerializeOrder(filename As String)
   ' Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
   Dim myXmlSerializer As XmlSerializer = CreateOverrider()

   ' Create the object, and set its Name property.
   Dim myStudent As New Student()
   myStudent.Name = "Student class1"

   ' Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
   Dim writer = New StreamWriter(filename)
   myXmlSerializer.Serialize(writer, myStudent)
   writer.Close()
End Sub

' Return an XmlSerializer to override the root serialization.
Public Function CreateOverrider() As XmlSerializer
   ' Create an XmlAttributes to override the default root element.
   Dim myXmlAttributes As New XmlAttributes()

   ' Create an XmlRootAttribute overloaded constructer and set its namespace.
   Dim myXmlRootAttribute As New XmlRootAttribute("OverriddenRootElementName")
   myXmlRootAttribute.Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com"

   ' Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
   myXmlAttributes.XmlRoot = myXmlRootAttribute
   Dim myXmlAttributeOverrides As New XmlAttributeOverrides()

   ' Add the XmlAttributes object to the XmlAttributeOverrides object.
   myXmlAttributeOverrides.Add(GetType(Student), myXmlAttributes)

   ' Create the Serializer, and return it.
   Dim myXmlSerializer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(Student), myXmlAttributeOverrides)
   Return myXmlSerializer
End Function

See also

Applies to