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XmlElementAttribute Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlElementAttribute class and specifies the name of the XML element.

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

public XmlElementAttribute(
	string elementName


Type: System.String
The XML element name of the serialized member.

By default, the XmlSerializer uses the member name as the XML element name when serializing a class instance. For example, a field named Vehicle generates an XML element named Vehicle. However if you need a different element, such as Cars, pass it in the elementName parameter.

The following example shows a simple class that contains a single field named Vehicles. The example applies the XmlElementAttribute to the field and includes the elementName parameter, thereby instructing the XmlSerializer to generate XML elements named "Cars" rather than "Vehicles".

public class Transportation
   public string Vehicles;

.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.