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XmlAttributeOverrides.Item Property (Type)

Gets the object associated with the specified, base-class, type.

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

public XmlAttributes this[
	Type type
] { get; }


Type: System.Type
The base class Type that is associated with the collection of attributes you want to retrieve.

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization.XmlAttributes
An XmlAttributes that represents the collection of overriding attributes.

Use this overload to return an XmlAttributes object that contains attributes for an XmlRootAttribute or XmlTypeAttribute object.

If the XmlAttributes object contains objects that override an XmlArrayAttribute, XmlArrayItemAttribute, XmlElementAttribute, XmlEnumAttribute, or XmlAttributeAttribute, you must use the overload that specifies the overridden member as well as the type.

The following example creates an XmlAttributeOverrides object, an XmlAttributes object, and an XmlRootAttribute object. The example assigns the XmlRootAttribute to the XmlRoot property of the XmlAttributes object, and adds the XmlAttributes object to the XmlAttributeOverrides object. Lastly, the example gets the XmlAttributes object by passing the Type of the serialized class to the XmlAttributeOverrides object. In this example, the Type is Group.

// This is the class that will be serialized.
public class Group
   public string GroupName;
   public int GroupCode;

public class Sample
public XmlSerializer CreateOverrider()
   // Create an XmlSerializer with overriding attributes.
   XmlAttributes attrs = new XmlAttributes();
   XmlAttributeOverrides xOver = new XmlAttributeOverrides();

   XmlRootAttribute xRoot = new XmlRootAttribute();
   // Set a new Namespace and ElementName for the root element.
   xRoot.Namespace = "";
   xRoot.ElementName = "NewGroup";
   attrs.XmlRoot = xRoot;

   xOver.Add(typeof(Group), attrs);

   // Get the XmlAttributes object, based on the type.
   XmlAttributes tempAttrs;
   tempAttrs = xOver[typeof(Group)];

   // Print the Namespace and ElementName of the root.

   XmlSerializer xSer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Group), xOver);
   return xSer;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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 XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.