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DataContractAttribute.IsReference Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to preserve object reference data.

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

'Declaration
Public Property IsReference As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to keep object reference data using standard XML; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the IsReference property to instruct the DataContractSerializer to insert XML constructs that preserve object reference information.


	' Define the data contract.
	<DataContract(Name := "Customer", Namespace := "http://www.contoso.com", IsReference := True)> _
	Public Class User
		Private privateName As String
		<DataMember(Name := "Last", EmitDefaultValue := True, IsRequired := True, Order := 2)> _
		Public Property Name() As String
			Get
				Return privateName
			End Get
			Set(ByVal value As String)
				privateName = value
			End Set
		End Property

		Private privateAge As Integer
		<DataMember(Order := 1)> _
		Public Property Age() As Integer
			Get
				Return privateAge
			End Get
			Set(ByVal value As Integer)
				privateAge = value
			End Set
		End Property

		Public Sub New()
		End Sub

		Public Sub New(ByVal newName As String, ByVal newAge As Integer)
			Name = newName
			Age = newAge
		End Sub
	End Class


Silverlight

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.

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