XmlAttributes Class

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Represents a collection of attribute objects that control how the XmlSerializer serializes and deserializes an object.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System.Xml.Serialization..::.XmlAttributes

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

Syntax

Public Class XmlAttributes
public class XmlAttributes

The XmlAttributes type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
XmlAttributes()()() Initializes a new instance of the XmlAttributes class.
XmlAttributes(ICustomAttributeProvider) Infrastructure. Initializes a new instance of the XmlAttributes class and customizes how the XmlSerializer serializes and deserializes an object.

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Properties

Name Description
XmlAnyAttribute Gets or sets the XmlAnyAttributeAttribute to override.
XmlAnyElements Gets the collection of XmlAnyElementAttribute objects to override.
XmlArray Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a public field or read/write property that returns an array.
XmlArrayItems Gets or sets a collection of objects that specify how the XmlSerializer serializes items inserted into an array returned by a public field or read/write property.
XmlAttribute Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a public field or public read/write property as an XML attribute.
XmlChoiceIdentifier Gets or sets an object that allows you to distinguish between a set of choices.
XmlDefaultValue Gets or sets the default value of an XML element or attribute.
XmlElements Gets a collection of objects that specify how the XmlSerializer serializes a public field or read/write property as an XML element.
XmlEnum Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration member.
XmlIgnore Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the XmlSerializer serializes a public field or public read/write property.
Xmlns Gets or sets a value that specifies whether to keep all namespace declarations when an object that contains a member that returns an XmlSerializerNamespaces object is overridden.
XmlRoot Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a class as an XML root element.
XmlText Gets or sets an object that instructs the XmlSerializer to serialize a public field or public read/write property as XML text.
XmlType Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a class to which the XmlTypeAttribute has been applied.

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Methods

Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
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 Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

Creating the XmlAttributes is part of a process that overrides the default way the XmlSerializer serializes class instances. For example, suppose you want to serialize an object that is created from a DLL that has an inaccessible source. By using the XmlAttributeOverrides, you can augment or otherwise control how the object is serialized.

The members of the XmlAttributes class correspond directly to a family of attribute classes that control serialization. For example, the XmlText property must be set to an XmlTextAttribute, which allows you to override serialization of a field or property by instructing the XmlSerializer to serialize the property value as XML text. For a complete list of attributes that control serialization, see the XmlSerializer.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

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

Reference

System.Xml.Serialization Namespace

XmlAttributeOverrides

XmlSerializer