XmlRootAttribute.DataType Property

Definition

Gets or sets the XSD data type of the XML root element.

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

Property Value

String

An XSD (XML Schema Document) data type.

Remarks

The following table lists the XSD simple data types with their .NET equivalents.

For the XSD base64Binary and hexBinary data types, use an array of Byte structures, and apply a XmlRootAttribute with the DataType property set to "base64Binary" or "hexBinary", as appropriate. For the XSD time and date data types, use the DateTime type and apply the XmlRootAttribute with the DataType set to "date" or "time".

For every XSD type that is mapped to a string, apply the XmlRootAttribute with its DataType property set to the XSD type. However, this does not change the serialization format, only the schema for the member.

Note

The property is case-sensitive, so you must set it exactly to one of the XSD data types.

Note

Passing binary data as an XML element is more efficient than passing it as an XML attribute.

For more information about XML data types, see the World Wide Web Consortium document named XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes.

XSD data type .NET data type
anyURI String
base64Binary Array of Byte objects
boolean Boolean
byte SByte
date DateTime
dateTime DateTime
decimal Decimal
double Double
ENTITY String
ENTITIES String
float Single
gDay String
gMonth String
gMonthDay String
gYear String
gYearMonth String
hexBinary Array of Byte objects
ID String
IDREF String
IDREFS String
int Int32
integer String
language String
long Int64
Name String
NCName String
negativeInteger String
NMTOKEN String
NMTOKENS String
normalizedString String
nonNegativeInteger String
nonPositiveInteger String
NOTATION String
positiveInteger String
QName XmlQualifiedName
recurringDate String
duration String
string String
short Int16
time DateTime
token String
unsignedByte Byte
unsignedInt UInt32
unsignedLong UInt64
unsignedShort UInt16

Applies to