Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.CreateXmlStringFromAttributes Method

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Builds an XML formatted string from a collection of SAML 2.0 attributes that represent the Actor.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim attributes As IEnumerable(Of Saml2Attribute)
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = Me.CreateXmlStringFromAttributes(attributes)


Protected Overridable Function CreateXmlStringFromAttributes ( _
    attributes As IEnumerable(Of Saml2Attribute) _
) As String
protected virtual string CreateXmlStringFromAttributes (
    IEnumerable<Saml2Attribute> attributes
virtual String^ CreateXmlStringFromAttributes (
    IEnumerable<Saml2Attribute^>^ attributes
protected String CreateXmlStringFromAttributes (
    IEnumerable<Saml2Attribute> attributes
protected function CreateXmlStringFromAttributes (
    attributes : IEnumerable<Saml2Attribute>
) : String


  • attributes
    An enumeration of type Saml2Attribute that contains the attributes.

Return Value

A well-formed XML string constructed using the attributes.


The string is of the form "<Actor><Attribute name, ns><AttributeValue>...</AttributeValue>, ...</Attribute>...</Actor>"

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Class
Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

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