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XmlSerializer Constructor (Type)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlSerializer class that can serialize objects of the specified type into XML documents, and deserialize XML documents into objects of the specified type.

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

	Type^ type


Type: System::Type

The type of the object that this XmlSerializer can serialize.

Commonly, an application defines several classes that the XmlSerializer converts into a single XML-instance document. However, the XmlSerializer must know only one type--the type of the class that represents the XML root element. The XmlSerializer automatically serializes all subordinate class instances. Similarly, only the type of the XML root element is required for deserialization.

The following example constructs an XmlSerializer that serializes an object named Widget. The example sets various properties of the object before calling the Serialize method.

   void SerializeObject( String^ filename )
      XmlSerializer^ serializer =
         gcnew XmlSerializer( OrderedItem::typeid );

      // Create an instance of the class to be serialized.
      OrderedItem^ i = gcnew OrderedItem;

      // Set the public property values.
      i->ItemName = "Widget";
      i->Description = "Regular Widget";
      i->Quantity = 10;
      i->UnitPrice = (Decimal)2.30;

      // Writing the document requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );

      // Serialize the object, and close the TextWriter.
      serializer->Serialize( writer, i );

   // This is the class that will be serialized. 
   ref class OrderedItem
      String^ ItemName;
      String^ Description;
      Decimal UnitPrice;
      int Quantity;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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