SoapTypeAttribute Constructor (String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the SoapTypeAttribute class and specifies the name and XML namespace of the type.

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

public SoapTypeAttribute(
	string typeName,
	string ns
)

Parameters

typeName
Type: System.String

The name of the XML type that the XmlSerializer generates when it serializes the class instance (and recognizes when it deserializes the class instance).

ns
Type: System.String

The XML namespace of the type.

Create a SoapTypeAttribute when overriding the serialization of a type. Assign the object to the SoapType property of a SoapAttributes and add the SoapAttributes to a SoapAttributeOverrides. See the SoapAttributeOverrides class overview for more details on overriding SOAP serialization.

If you set a Namespace value for more than one type (that is, if you apply the attribute to more than one class with a different Namespace value for each one), the XML Schema Definition Tool (Xsd.exe) generates a separate schema file (.xsd) for each type. This is because setting a different namespace for each type renders each type distinct from the others, which makes it necessary for each type to be written out as an independent entity.

The following example serializes a class named Group. The SoapTypeAttribute is applied to the class with the TypeName set to "SoapGroupType". The SoapTypeAttribute is also overridden, changing the TypeName to "Team". Both versions are serialized, resulting in two files: SoapType.xml and SoapType2.xml.

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

// The SoapType is overridden when the 
// SerializeOverride  method is called.
[SoapType("SoapGroupType", "http://www.cohowinery.com")]
public class Group
{
   public string GroupName;
   public Employee[] Employees;
}

[SoapType("EmployeeType")]
public class Employee
{
   public string Name;
}

public class Run
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Run test = new Run();
      test.SerializeOriginal("SoapType.xml");
      test.SerializeOverride("SoapType2.xml");
      test.DeserializeObject("SoapType2.xml");
   }

   public void SerializeOriginal(string filename)
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that 
      // can be used for serializing as a SOAP message.
      XmlTypeMapping mapp = 
         (new SoapReflectionImporter()).ImportTypeMapping(typeof(Group));
      XmlSerializer mySerializer = new XmlSerializer(mapp);

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);

      // Create an XML text writer.
      XmlTextWriter xmlWriter = new XmlTextWriter(writer);
      xmlWriter.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
      xmlWriter.Indentation = 2;

      // Create an instance of the class that will be serialized.
      Group myGroup = new Group();

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      Employee e1 = new Employee();
      e1.Name = "Pat";
      myGroup.Employees=new Employee[]{e1};

      // Write the root element.
      xmlWriter.WriteStartElement("root");

      // Serialize the class.
      mySerializer.Serialize(xmlWriter, myGroup);

      // Close the root tag.
      xmlWriter.WriteEndElement();

      // Close the XmlWriter.
      xmlWriter.Close();

      // Close the TextWriter.
      writer.Close();
   }


   public void SerializeOverride(string filename)
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that 
      // uses a SoapAttributeOverrides object.

      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  CreateOverrideSerializer();

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);

      // Create an XML text writer.
      XmlTextWriter xmlWriter = new XmlTextWriter(writer);
      xmlWriter.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
      xmlWriter.Indentation = 2;

      // Create an instance of the class that will be serialized.
      Group myGroup = new Group();

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      Employee e1 = new Employee();
      e1.Name = "Pat";
      myGroup.Employees=new Employee[]{e1};

      // Write the root element.
      xmlWriter.WriteStartElement("root");

      // Serialize the class.
      mySerializer.Serialize(xmlWriter, myGroup);

      // Close the root tag.
      xmlWriter.WriteEndElement();

      // Close the XmlWriter.
      xmlWriter.Close();

      // Close the TextWriter.
      writer.Close();
   }

   private XmlSerializer CreateOverrideSerializer()
   {
      // Create and return an XmlSerializer instance used to 
      // override and create SOAP messages.
      SoapAttributeOverrides mySoapAttributeOverrides = 
          new SoapAttributeOverrides();
      SoapAttributes soapAtts = new SoapAttributes();

      // Override the SoapTypeAttribute.
      SoapTypeAttribute soapType = new SoapTypeAttribute();
      soapType.TypeName = "Team";
      soapType.IncludeInSchema = false;
      soapType.Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";
      soapAtts.SoapType = soapType;

      mySoapAttributeOverrides.Add(typeof(Group),soapAtts);

      // Create an XmlTypeMapping that is used to create an instance  
      // of the XmlSerializer. Then return the XmlSerializer object.
      XmlTypeMapping myMapping = (new SoapReflectionImporter(
      mySoapAttributeOverrides)).ImportTypeMapping(typeof(Group));

      XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(myMapping);
      return ser;
   }

   public void DeserializeObject(string filename)
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  CreateOverrideSerializer();

      // Reading the file requires a TextReader.
      TextReader reader = new StreamReader(filename);

      // Create an XML text reader.
      XmlTextReader xmlReader = new XmlTextReader(reader);
      xmlReader.ReadStartElement();

      // Deserialize and cast the object.
      Group myGroup = (Group) mySerializer.Deserialize(xmlReader);
      xmlReader.ReadEndElement();
      Console.WriteLine("The GroupName is " + myGroup.GroupName);
      Console.WriteLine("Look at the SoapType.xml and SoapType2.xml " +
        "files for the generated XML.");

      // Close the readers.
      xmlReader.Close();
      reader.Close();
   }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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