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EnumMemberAttribute Class

Specifies that the field is an enumeration member and should be serialized.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.Serialization.EnumMemberAttribute

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

'Declaration
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field, Inherited := False, AllowMultiple := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class EnumMemberAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The EnumMemberAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEnumMemberAttributeInitializes a new instance of the EnumMemberAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsValueGets or sets the value associated with the enumeration member the attribute is applied to.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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The EnumMemberAttribute enables fine control of the names of the enumerations as they are serialized.

To use EnumMemberAttribute, create an enumeration and apply the DataContractAttribute attribute to the enumeration. Then apply the EnumMemberAttribute attribute to each member that needs to be in the serialization stream.

The following example shows EnumMemberAttribute applied to members of an enumeration.

<DataContract()>  _
Public Enum Position
    <EnumMember(Value:="Emp")> Employee
    <EnumMember(Value:="Mgr")> Manager
    <EnumMember(Value:="Ctr")> Contractor
    NotASerializableEnumeration

End Enum 

<DataContract()>  _
Public Class Person
    Implements IExtensibleDataObject

    Public Sub New(ByVal firstNameValue As String, _
       ByVal lastNameValue As String) 
        LastName = firstNameValue
        FirstName = lastNameValue

    End Sub  

    Private extensioDataValue As ExtensionDataObject 

    Public Property ExtensionData() As ExtensionDataObject _
       Implements IExtensibleDataObject.ExtensionData
        Get 
            Return extensioDataValue
        End Get 
        Set
            extensioDataValue = value
        End Set 
    End Property 

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend FirstName As String

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend LastName As String

    <DataMember()>  _
    Friend Description As Position

End Class  


NotInheritable Public Class Test

    Private Sub New() 

    End Sub 

    Shared Sub Main() 
        WriteObject("Enum.xml")
        Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub  


    Shared Sub WriteObject(ByVal path As String) 
        Console.WriteLine("Writing...")
        Dim p As New Person("Denise", "Smith")
        p.Description = Position.Manager

        Dim fs As New FileStream(path, FileMode.Create)

        Try 
            Dim ser As New DataContractSerializer(GetType(Person))
            ser.WriteObject(fs, p)
            Console.WriteLine("Done")
        Catch exc As SerializationException
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message)
            Console.WriteLine(exc.StackTrace)
        Finally
            fs.Close()
        End Try 

    End Sub  
End Class

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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