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XmlSerializer.FromTypes Method

Returns an array of XmlSerializer objects created from an array of types.

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

public static XmlSerializer[] FromTypes(
	Type[] types
)

Parameters

types
Type: System.Type[]

An array of Type objects.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer[]
An array of XmlSerializer objects.

The FromTypes method allows you to efficiently create an array of XmlSerializer objects for processing an array of Type objects.

The following example uses the FromTypes method to return an array of XmlSerializer objects. The code includes three class definitions that are each used to create an array of Type objects.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

/* Three classes are included here. Each one will
be used to create three XmlSerializer objects. */ 

public class Instrument
{
   public string InstrumentName;
}

public class Player
{
   public string PlayerName;
}

public class Piece
{
   public string PieceName;
}

public class Test
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Test t = new Test();
      t.GetSerializers();
   }

   public void GetSerializers()
   {
      // Create an array of types.
      Type[]types = new Type[3];
      types[0] = typeof(Instrument);
      types[1] = typeof(Player);
      types[2] = typeof(Piece);

      // Create an array for XmlSerializer objects.
      XmlSerializer[]serializers= new XmlSerializer[3];
      serializers = XmlSerializer.FromTypes(types);
      // Create one Instrument and serialize it.
      Instrument i = new Instrument();
      i.InstrumentName = "Piano";
      // Create a TextWriter to write with.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter("Inst.xml");
      serializers[0].Serialize(writer,i);
      writer.Close();
   }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;

/* Three classes are included here. Each one will
be used to create three XmlSerializer objects. */

public __gc class Instrument
{
public:
   String* InstrumentName;
};

public __gc class Player
{
public:
   String* PlayerName;
};

public __gc class Piece
{
public:
   String* PieceName;
};

void GetSerializers()
{
   // Create an array of types.
   Type* types[] = new Type*[3];
   types[0] = __typeof(Instrument);
   types[1] = __typeof(Player);
   types[2] = __typeof(Piece);

   // Create an array for XmlSerializer objects.
   XmlSerializer* serializers[]= new XmlSerializer*[3];
   serializers = XmlSerializer::FromTypes(types);
   // Create one Instrument and serialize it.
   Instrument* i = new Instrument();
   i->InstrumentName = S"Piano";
   // Create a TextWriter to write with.
   TextWriter* writer = new StreamWriter(S"Inst.xml");
   serializers[0]->Serialize(writer,i);
   writer->Close();
}

int main()
{
   GetSerializers();
}

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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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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