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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the DataContractSerializer class to serialize or deserialize an object of the specified type using the supplied XML root element and namespace.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	type As Type, _
	rootName As String, _
	rootNamespace As String _


Type: System.Type
The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.
Type: System.String
The name of the XML element that encloses the content to serialize or deserialize.
Type: System.String
The namespace of the XML element that encloses the content to serialize or deserialize.

The following example creates an instance of the DataContractSerializer that specifies the type to serialize or deserialize as well as the XML name and namespace to read from or write to the XML document.

Public Shared Sub Constructor3() 
    ' Create an instance of the DataContractSerializer
    ' specifying the type, and name and 
    ' namespace as strings.
    Dim ser As New DataContractSerializer(GetType(Person), _
    "Customer", _

    ' Other code not shown.
End Sub 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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 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.