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ContentPropertyAttribute Class

Contains the name for the content property of the decorated class. Marking a type with this attribute causes the data in that type to be serialized without the enclosing property name tags. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel (in System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class ContentPropertyAttribute : Attribute

For Windows Workflow Foundation, the following restrictions pertain to ContentPropertyAttribute:

  • Type, Stack<T>, and Queue<T> are not supported ContentProperty types.

  • An empty string is deserialized as a null value.

  • A ContentProperty that binds to a field using ActivityBind is not serialized as a ContentProperty.

  • ContentProperty that interleaves with non-content property is not supported in workflow markup.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0