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SoapEnumAttribute Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the SoapEnumAttribute class using the specified element name.

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

public SoapEnumAttribute(
	string name


Type: System.String
The XML element name generated by the XmlSerializer.

Specify the Name when you want the generated XML enumerator to differ from the enumerator found in the enumeration.


You can use the word SoapEnum in your code instead of the longer SoapEnumAttribute.

The following example uses the XmlSerializer to serialize a class named Food that includes an enumeration named FoodType. The FoodType enumeration is overridden by creating a SoapEnumAttribute for each enumeration and setting the SoapEnum property of a SoapAttributes to the SoapEnumAttribute. The SoapAttributes is added to a SoapAttributeOverrides that is used to create an XmlSerializer.

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

public class Group{
   public string GroupName;
   public GroupType Grouptype;

public enum GroupType{
   // Use the SoapEnumAttribute to instruct the XmlSerializer
   // to generate Small and Large instead of A and B.

public class Run {
   static void Main(){
      Run test= new Run();
      Console.WriteLine("Fininished writing two files");

     private void SerializeObject(string filename){
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer Class.
      XmlTypeMapping mapp  =
      (new SoapReflectionImporter()).ImportTypeMapping(typeof(Group));
      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  new XmlSerializer(mapp);

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);

      // Create an instance of the Class that will be serialized.
      Group myGroup = new Group();

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      myGroup.Grouptype= GroupType.A;

      // Serialize the Class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer.Serialize(writer, myGroup);

   private void SerializeOverride(string fileName){
      SoapAttributeOverrides soapOver = new SoapAttributeOverrides();
      SoapAttributes SoapAtts = new SoapAttributes();

      // Add a SoapEnumAttribute for the GroupType.A enumerator.       
      // Instead of 'A'  it will be "West".
      SoapEnumAttribute soapEnum = new SoapEnumAttribute("West");
      // Override the "A" enumerator.
      SoapAtts.SoapEnum = soapEnum;
      soapOver.Add(typeof(GroupType), "A", SoapAtts);

      // Add another SoapEnumAttribute for the GroupType.B enumerator.
      // Instead of //B// it will be "East".
      SoapAtts= new SoapAttributes();
      soapEnum = new SoapEnumAttribute();
      soapEnum.Name = "East";
      SoapAtts.SoapEnum = soapEnum;
      soapOver.Add(typeof(GroupType), "B", SoapAtts);

      // Create an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
      XmlTypeMapping map = 
      new SoapReflectionImporter(soapOver).
      XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(map);
      Group myGroup = new Group();
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      myGroup.Grouptype = GroupType.B;
      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(fileName);
      ser.Serialize(writer, myGroup);

.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

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.