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EnumMemberAttribute.Value Property

Gets or sets the value associated with the enumeration member the attribute is applied to.

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

public string Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value associated with the enumeration member.

By default, the value of an enumeration is the name of the enumeration. When a value is specified, that value will appear in the XML document or stream.

The following code:

[DataContract]
public enum Shapes
{
    [EnumMember]
    Circle,
    [EnumMember]
    Square
}

results in the following XML when serialized with the DataContractSerializer:

<Shapes>Circle</Shapes>

or

<Shapes>Square</Shapes>

The following code, with the Value property set:

[DataContract]
public enum Shapes
{ 

    [EnumMember(Value="1")]
    Circle, 
    [EnumMember(Value="2")]
    Square     
}

results in the following XML:

<Shapes>1</Shapes>

or

<Shapes>2</Shapes>

.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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