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XmlAnyAttributeAttribute Class

Specifies that the member (a field that returns an array of XmlAttribute objects) can contain any XML attributes.

System::Object
  System::Attribute
    System.Xml.Serialization::XmlAnyAttributeAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Property|AttributeTargets::Field|AttributeTargets::Parameter|AttributeTargets::ReturnValue, AllowMultiple = false)]
public ref class XmlAnyAttributeAttribute : public Attribute

The XmlAnyAttributeAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkXmlAnyAttributeAttributeConstructs a new instance of the XmlAnyAttributeAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetTypeGets 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 methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkToStringReturns 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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Use the XmlAnyAttributeAttribute to contain arbitrary data (as XML attributes) that is sent as part of an XML document, such as, metadata sent as part of the document.

Apply the XmlAnyAttributeAttribute to a field that returns an array of XmlAttribute or XmlNode objects. When the Deserialize method of the XmlSerializer class is called, all XML attributes that do not have a corresponding member in the class being deserialized are collected in the array. After deserialization, you can iterate through the collection of XmlAttribute items to process the data.

The UnknownNode and UnknownAttribute events of the XmlSerializer do not occur if you apply the XmlAnyAttributeAttribute to a member of a class.

NoteNote

You can use the word XmlAnyAttribute in your code instead of the longer XmlAnyAttributeAttribute.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

The following example collects all unknown attributes into an array of XmlAttribute objects. To try the example, create a file named UnknownAttributes.xml that contains the following XML:

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <Group xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
 xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" 
 GroupType = 'Technical' GroupNumber = '42' GroupBase = 'Red'>
   <GroupName>MyGroup</GroupName>
 </Group>

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Xml;

public ref class Group
{
public:
   String^ GroupName;

   // The UnknownAttributes array will be used to collect all unknown
   // attributes found when deserializing.

   [XmlAnyAttributeAttribute]
   array<XmlAttribute^>^XAttributes;
};

void SerializeObject( String^ filename, Object^ g )
{
   XmlSerializer^ ser = gcnew XmlSerializer( Group::typeid );
   TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );
   ser->Serialize( writer, g );
   writer->Close();
}

void DeserializeObject( String^ filename )
{
   XmlSerializer^ ser = gcnew XmlSerializer( Group::typeid );

   // A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( filename,FileMode::Open );
   Group^ g = safe_cast<Group^>(ser->Deserialize( fs ));
   fs->Close();

   // Write out the data, including unknown attributes.
   Console::WriteLine( g->GroupName );
   Console::WriteLine(  "Number of unknown attributes: {0}", g->XAttributes->Length );
   for ( IEnumerator ^ e = g->XAttributes->GetEnumerator(); e->MoveNext();  )
   {
      XmlAttribute^ xAtt = safe_cast<XmlAttribute^>(e->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "{0}: {1}", xAtt->Name, xAtt->InnerXml );
   }
   SerializeObject( "AttributesAdded.xml", g );
}

int main()
{
   // Deserialize the file containing unknown attributes.
   DeserializeObject(  "UnknownAttributes.xml" );
}



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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