EnumMemberAttribute Class
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EnumMemberAttribute Class

 

Specifies that the field is an enumeration member and should be serialized.

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

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.Serialization.EnumMemberAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field, Inherited = false, 
	AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class EnumMemberAttribute : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEnumMemberAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the EnumMemberAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsValueSetExplicitly

Gets whether the P:System.Runtime.Serialization. EnumMemberAttribute.Value has been explicitly set.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyValue

Gets or sets the value associated with the enumeration member the attribute is applied to.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMatch(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The EnumMemberAttribute enables fine control of the names of the enumerations as they are serialized.

To use EnumMemberAttribute, create an enumeration and apply the DataContractAttribute attribute to the enumeration. Then apply the EnumMemberAttribute attribute to each member that needs to be in the serialization stream.

The following example shows EnumMemberAttribute applied to members of an enumeration.

[DataContract]
public enum Position
{
    [EnumMember(Value = "Emp")]
    Employee,
    [EnumMember(Value = "Mgr")]
    Manager,
    [EnumMember(Value = "Ctr")]
    Contractor,
    NotASerializableEnumeration
}

[DataContract]
public class Person : IExtensibleDataObject
{
    public Person(string firstNameValue, string lastNameValue)
    {
        LastName = firstNameValue;
        FirstName = lastNameValue;
    }

    private ExtensionDataObject extensioDataValue;
    public ExtensionDataObject ExtensionData
    {
        get { return extensioDataValue; }
        set { extensioDataValue = value; }
    }

    [DataMember]
    internal string FirstName;
    [DataMember]
    internal string LastName;
    [DataMember]
    internal Position Description;
}

public sealed class Test
{
    private Test() { }
    static void Main()
    {

        try
        {

            Test t = new Test();
            t.Serialize("Enum.xml");
            Console.WriteLine("Done");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        catch (SerializationException  exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.ReadLine();

        }

    }



    private void Serialize(string path)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Serializing...");
        Person p = new Person("Denise", "Smith");
        p.Description = Position.Manager;

        FileStream fs = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Create);

        try
        {
            DataContractSerializer ser =
                new DataContractSerializer(typeof(Person));
            ser.WriteObject(fs, p);
            Console.WriteLine("Done");
        }
        catch (SerializationException exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.WriteLine(exc.StackTrace);
        }
        finally
        {
            fs.Close();
        }
    }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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

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