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DataContractAttribute.IsReference Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to preserve object reference data.

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

public bool IsReference { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to keep object reference data using standard XML; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the IsReference property to instruct the DataContractSerializer to insert XML constructs that preserve object reference information.

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 SP1, 3.0 SP2
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