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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, XmlDictionaryString, XmlDictionaryString)

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 DataContractSerializer(
	Type type,
	XmlDictionaryString rootName,
	XmlDictionaryString rootNamespace
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.

rootName
Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryString

An XmlDictionaryString that contains the root element name of the content.

rootNamespace
Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryString

An XmlDictionaryString that contains the namespace of the root element.

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 (as XmlDictionaryString objects) to read from or write to the XML document.

public static void Constructor4()
{
    // Create an instance of the DataContractSerializer 
    // specifying the type, and name and  
    // namespace as XmlDictionaryString objects. 

    // Create an XmlDictionary and add values to it.
    XmlDictionary d = new XmlDictionary();
    XmlDictionaryString name_value = d.Add("Customer");
    XmlDictionaryString ns_value = d.Add("http://www.contoso.com");

    // Create the serializer.
    DataContractSerializer ser =
        new DataContractSerializer(
        typeof(Person),
        name_value,
        ns_value);
    // 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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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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