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XmlSerializer Constructor (Type)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlSerializer class that can serialize objects of the specified type into XML documents, and deserialize XML documents into objects of the specified type.

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

	Type^ type


Type: System::Type

The type of the object that this XmlSerializer can serialize.

Commonly, an application defines several classes that the XmlSerializer converts into a single XML-instance document. However, the XmlSerializer must know only one type--the type of the class that represents the XML root element. The XmlSerializer automatically serializes all subordinate class instances. Similarly, only the type of the XML root element is required for deserialization.

The following example constructs an XmlSerializer that serializes an object named Widget. The example sets various properties of the object before calling the Serialize method.

   void SerializeObject( String^ filename )
      XmlSerializer^ serializer =
         gcnew XmlSerializer( OrderedItem::typeid );

      // Create an instance of the class to be serialized.
      OrderedItem^ i = gcnew OrderedItem;

      // Set the public property values.
      i->ItemName = "Widget";
      i->Description = "Regular Widget";
      i->Quantity = 10;
      i->UnitPrice = (Decimal)2.30;

      // Writing the document requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );

      // Serialize the object, and close the TextWriter.
      serializer->Serialize( writer, i );

   // This is the class that will be serialized. 
   ref class OrderedItem
      String^ ItemName;
      String^ Description;
      Decimal UnitPrice;
      int Quantity;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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