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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, XmlDictionaryString, XmlDictionaryString, IEnumerable(Of Type))

Initializes a new instance of the DataContractSerializer class to serialize or deserialize an object of the specified type. This method also specifies the root XML element and namespace in two XmlDictionaryString parameters as well as a list of known types that may be present in the object graph.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	type As Type, _
	rootName As XmlDictionaryString, _
	rootNamespace As XmlDictionaryString, _
	knownTypes As IEnumerable(Of Type) _


Type: System.Type
The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.
Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryString
An XmlDictionaryString that contains the root element name of the content.
Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryString
An XmlDictionaryString that contains the namespace of the root element.
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of Type)
A IEnumerable(Of T) of Type that contains the known types that may be present in the object graph.

The following example creates an instance of the DataContractSerializer that specifies the type to serialize or deserialize as well as the XML name and namespace (as XmlDictionaryString objects) to read from or write to the XML document. The code also creates an instance of a IEnumerable(Of T) to contain the known types used during serialization or deserialization.

Public Shared Sub Constructor6() 
    ' Create a generic List of types and add the known types
    ' to the collection.
    Dim knownTypeList As New List(Of Type)

    ' Create an XmlDictionary and add values to it.
    Dim d As New XmlDictionary()
    Dim name_value As XmlDictionaryString = d.Add("Customer")
    Dim ns_value As XmlDictionaryString = d.Add("")

    Dim ser As New DataContractSerializer(GetType(Person), _
    name_value, _
    ns_value, _

    ' Other code not shown.
 End Sub 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.