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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)

'Declaration
Public Property Value As String
'Usage
Dim instance As EnumMemberAttribute 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.Value

instance.Value = value

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   
End Enum

results in the following XML:

<Shapes>1</Shapes>

or

<Shapes>2</Shapes>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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