IgnoreDataMemberAttribute Class

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When applied to the member of a type, specifies that the member is not part of a data contract and is not serialized.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)


<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field Or AttributeTargets.Property, Inherited := False,  _
    AllowMultiple := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class IgnoreDataMemberAttribute _
    Inherits Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Property, Inherited = false, 
    AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class IgnoreDataMemberAttribute : Attribute

The IgnoreDataMemberAttribute type exposes the following members.


Name Description
IgnoreDataMemberAttribute Initializes a new instance of the IgnoreDataMemberAttribute class.



Name Description
Equals Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Match When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



By default, the DataContractSerializer serializes all publicly visible types, read/write properties and fields, or types to which the DataContractAttribute or DataMemberAttribute attributes have been applied. Apply the IgnoreDataMemberAttribute attribute to opt-out of this default DataContractSerializer behavior.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

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.

See Also


System.Runtime.Serialization Namespace