<Field> Element (.NET Native)

Applies runtime reflection policy to a field.


<Field Name="field_name"  
       Serialize="policy_type" />  

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Attribute type Description
Name General Required attribute. Specifies the field name.
Browse Reflection Optional attribute. Controls querying for information about or enumerating the field but does not enable any dynamic access at run time.
Dynamic Reflection Optional attribute. Controls runtime access to the field to enable dynamic programming. This policy ensures that a field can be set or retrieved dynamically at run time.
Serialize Serialization Optional attribute. Controls runtime access to a field to enable type instances to be serialized by libraries such as the Newtonsoft JSON serializer or to be used for data binding.

Name attribute

Value Description
method_name The field name. The type of the field is defined by the parent <Type> or <TypeInstantiation> element.

All other attributes

Value Description
policy_setting The setting to apply to this policy type for the field. Possible values are Auto, Excluded, Included, and Required. For more information, see Runtime Directive Policy Settings.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description
<Type> Applies reflection policy to a type and all its members.
<TypeInstantiation> Applies reflection policy to a constructed generic type and all its members.


If a field's policy is not explicitly defined, it inherits the runtime policy of its parent element.

See also