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XmlEnumAttribute Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class, and specifies the XML value that the XmlSerializer generates or recognizes (when it serializes or deserializes the enumeration, respectively).

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

public XmlEnumAttribute(
	string name


Type: System.String

The overriding name of the enumeration member.


You can use the word XmlEnum in your code instead of the longer XmlEnumAttribute.

The following example applies the XmlEnumAttribute to the members of an enumeration. When the XmlSerializer generates XML data for this enumeration, the data conforms to the values of the Name properties.

public enum EmployeeStatus

.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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