IsReference Property

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.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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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