XmlArrayItemAttribute Constructor (Type)

 

Initializes a new instance of the XmlArrayItemAttribute class and specifies the Type that can be inserted into the serialized array.

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

public XmlArrayItemAttribute(
	Type type
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The Type of the object to serialize.

The following example serializes a class named Transportation that contains a field named MyVehicles that returns an array of Vehicle objects. The example applies the XmlArrayItemAttribute to the field, allowing the XmlSerializer to insert instances of the Car class, which is derived from the Vehicle class, into the array. While applying the attribute, the example sets the Type property using the type parameter.

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

public class Vehicle
{
   public string id;
}
public class Car:Vehicle
{
   public string Maker;
}

public class Transportation
{  
   [XmlArrayItem(typeof(Vehicle)), 
   XmlArrayItem(typeof(Car))]
   public Vehicle[] MyVehicles;
}

public class Run
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Run test= new Run();
      test.SerializeObject("XmlArrayItem3.xml");
      test.DeserializeObject("XmlArrayItem3.xml");
   }

   private void SerializeObject(string filename)
   {
       // Creates an XmlSerializer. 
      XmlSerializer MySerializer = 
      new XmlSerializer(typeof(Transportation));

      // Writing the XML file to disk requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter myTextWriter = new StreamWriter(filename);

      Transportation myTransportation = new Transportation();

      Vehicle myVehicle= new Vehicle() ;
      myVehicle.id = "A12345";

      Car myCar = new Car();
      myCar.id = "Car 34";
      myCar.Maker = "FamousCarMaker";

      Vehicle [] myVehicles = {myVehicle, myCar};
      myTransportation.MyVehicles = myVehicles;

      // Serializes the object, and closes the StreamWriter.
      MySerializer.Serialize(myTextWriter, myTransportation);
      myTextWriter.Close();
   }

   private void DeserializeObject(string filename)
   {
      // Creates the serializer with the type to deserialize.
      XmlSerializer mySerializer = 
      new XmlSerializer(typeof(Transportation));
      FileStream myFileStream = new FileStream(filename,FileMode.Open);
      Transportation myTransportation =
      (Transportation) mySerializer.Deserialize(myFileStream);

      for(int i = 0;i < myTransportation.MyVehicles.Length;i++)
      {
         Console.WriteLine(myTransportation.MyVehicles[i].id);
      }
   }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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