DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, XmlDictionaryString, XmlDictionaryString)

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Initializes a new instance of the DataContractSerializer class to serialize or deserialize an object of the specified type using the XML root element and namespace specified through the parameters of type XmlDictionaryString.

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


Public Sub New ( _
    type As Type, _
    rootName As XmlDictionaryString, _
    rootNamespace As XmlDictionaryString _
public DataContractSerializer(
    Type type,
    XmlDictionaryString rootName,
    XmlDictionaryString rootNamespace


  • type
    Type: System.Type
    The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.