SoapEnumAttribute Constructor ()


Initializes a new instance of the SoapEnumAttribute class.

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

public SoapEnumAttribute()

Use the SoapEnumAttribute to override an existing enumeration. Create a new SoapEnumAttribute, set its properties and assign the object to the SoapEnum property of a SoapAttributes. For each member of the enumeration, you must create a new SoapAttributes and add it to the SoapAttributeOverrides. For more details, see the SoapAttributeOverrides class overview.


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
Available since 1.1
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