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EnumMemberAttribute.Value Property

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

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

public string Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value associated with the enumeration member.

By default, the value of an enumeration is the name of the enumeration. When a value is specified, that value will appear in the XML document or stream.

The following code:

[DataContract]
public enum Shapes
{
    [EnumMember]
    Circle,
    [EnumMember]
    Square
}

results in the following XML when serialized with the DataContractSerializer:

<Shapes>Circle</Shapes>

or

<Shapes>Square</Shapes>

The following code, with the Value property set:

[DataContract]
public enum Shapes
{ 

    [EnumMember(Value="1")]
    Circle, 
    [EnumMember(Value="2")]
    Square     
}

results in the following XML:

<Shapes>1</Shapes>

or

<Shapes>2</Shapes>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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