XmlSerializer Constructor (Type, String)


Initializes a new instance of the XmlSerializer class that can serialize objects of the specified type into XML documents, and deserialize XML documents into objects of the specified type. Specifies the default namespace for all the XML elements.

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

Public Sub New (
	type As Type,
	defaultNamespace As String


Type: System.Type

The type of the object that this XmlSerializer can serialize.

Type: System.String

The default namespace to use for all the XML elements.

The following example constructs an XmlSerializer that serializes an object named Widget. The example sets various properties of the object before calling the Serialize method.

Private Sub SerializeObject(ByVal filename As String)
    Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(OrderedItem), _

    ' Create an instance of the class to be serialized.
    Dim i As New OrderedItem()

    ' Insert code to set property values.
    ' Writing the document requires a TextWriter.
    Dim writer As New StreamWriter(filename)
    ' Serialize the object, and close the TextWriter.
    serializer.Serialize(writer, i)
End Sub

Private Sub DeserializeObject(ByVal filename As String)
    Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(OrderedItem), _
    ' A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
    Dim fs As New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open)

    ' Declare an object variable of the type to be deserialized.
    Dim i As OrderedItem

    ' Deserialize the object.
    i = CType(serializer.Deserialize(fs), OrderedItem)
    ' Insert code to use the properties and methods of the object.
End Sub

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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