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XmlEnumAttribute Class

Controls how the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration member.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlEnumAttribute

Namespace:  System.Xml.Serialization
Assemblies:   System.Xml.XmlSerializer (in System.Xml.XmlSerializer.dll)
  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field)]
public class XmlEnumAttribute : Attribute

The XmlEnumAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsXmlEnumAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsXmlEnumAttribute(String)Initializes a new instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class, and specifies the XML value that the XmlSerializer generates or recognizes (when it serializes or deserializes the enumeration, respectively).
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsNameGets or sets the value generated in an XML-document instance when the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration, or the value recognized when it deserializes the enumeration member.
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 FrameworkSupported 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.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows 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 FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported 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 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 FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported 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 XmlEnumAttribute belongs to a family of attributes that controls how the XmlSerializer serializes or deserializes an object. For a complete list of similar attributes, see Attributes That Control XML Serialization.

Use the XmlEnumAttribute to change the enumeration that the XmlSerializer generates or recognizes (when it serializes or deserializes a class, respectively). For example, if an enumeration contains a member named One, but you prefer that the XML output be named Single, apply the XmlEnumAttribute to the enumeration member and set the Name property to "Single".

You can override the Name property value of an XmlEnumAttribute by creating an instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class and assigning it to the XmlEnum property of an XmlAttributes object. For details, see the XmlAttributeOverrides class.

NoteNote

You can use the word XmlEnum in your code instead of the longer XmlEnumAttribute.

The following example applies the XmlEnumAttribute to the members of an enumeration. When the XmlSerializer generates XML data for this enumeration, the data conforms to the values of the Name properties.

public enum EmployeeStatus
{
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Single")]
   One,
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Double")]
   Two,
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Triple")]
   Three
}
   
NoteNote

You can use the word XmlEnum in your code instead of the longer XmlEnumAttribute.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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