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ClassName Element for ContentFormatter (ADF)

SQL Server 2005

Updated: 14 April 2006

Specifies the class name of the class that provides the content formatter functionality.


Characteristic Description

Data type

string, between 1 and 512 characters in length.

Default value



Required once per ContentFormatter node.


Can be modified, but not added or deleted, when updating the application.

Relationship Elements

Parent element

ContentFormatter Element (ADF)

Child elements


Fully specify the class name. If the class is in a namespace, include the namespace.

If you are using the built-in XSLT content formatter, the class name must be XsltFormatter. For more information, see Defining the XSLT Content Formatter.

For more information about class naming guidelines, see Class Naming Guidelines at MSDN Online.

The following example shows how to specify that the class name is StringFormatter and the class is in the CustomFormatters namespace.


Release History

14 April 2006

New content:
  • Added name of built-in XSLT content formatter.

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