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RootedPathValidator Class

Validates the rules governing the use of the tempFilesLocation configuration switch.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Serialization.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public class RootedPathValidator : ConfigurationValidatorBase

When adding a WebReference object to a Web service in the .NET Framework, files are created by the Web service discovery process.

Web service clients learn where to find the Web service description (WSDL) document by adding a WebReference object. The Web service clients then save the discovered documents to the disk by using the WriteAll method. For example, the discovered documents may be .xsd schema files or service descriptions. At the end of the process, the client deletes the files. You can change the default location of the files in the temporary folder by using the tempFilesLocation switch in the <xmlSerializer> element, specified in the Machine.config configuration file, as in the following example.

    <xmlSerializer tempFilesLocation=".."/>

The value of tempFilesLocation must be an absolute path. If the path specified is not absolute, the .NET Framework generates a ConfigurationErrorsException exception when the configuration section is referenced.

The value of the property is truncated to remove leading and trailing white spaces.

If value of the tempFilesLocation property is composed of white space, the default %TMP% location is used for the compilation. The same default behavior occurs when no tempFilesLocation switch is specified.

The SerializationXmlSerializer does not check to see whether the path exists. If it does not, a DirectoryNotFoundException is generated. This is identical to the default behavior of the XmlSerializer if the %TMP% path does not exist.


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 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1