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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, String, String)

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

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

public DataContractSerializer(
	Type type,
	string rootName,
	string rootNamespace
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.

rootName
Type: System.String

The name of the XML element that encloses the content to serialize or deserialize.

rootNamespace
Type: System.String

The namespace of the XML element that encloses the content to serialize or deserialize.

The following example creates an instance of the DataContractSerializer that specifies the type to serialize or deserialize as well as the XML name and namespace to read from or write to the XML document.

public static void Constructor3()
{
    // Create an instance of the DataContractSerializer 
    // specifying the type, and name and  
    // namespace as strings.
    DataContractSerializer ser =
        new DataContractSerializer(
        typeof(Person),
        "Customer",
        "http://www.contoso.com");

    // Other code not shown.
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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