SoapAttributes.SoapEnum Property


Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a SOAP enumeration.

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

public SoapEnumAttribute SoapEnum { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization.SoapEnumAttribute

An object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration member.

The SoapEnumAttribute is used to control the serialization of an enumeration member. Set the SoapEnum property to a new SoapEnumAttribute to override the serialization of such a member.

For more information, see the SoapAttributeOverrides class overview.

The following example serializes two classes named Food and FoodType. The FoodType class contains two enumerations that are overridden, and for each enumeration, the example creates a SoapEnumAttribute that it assigns to the SoapEnum property of a SoapAttributes. The example then adds the SoapAttributes to a SoapAttributeOverrides, which is used to create an XmlSerializer.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

public class Group{
   public string GroupName;
   public GroupType Grouptype;

public enum GroupType{
   // Use the SoapEnumAttribute to instruct the XmlSerializer
   // to generate Small and Large instead of A and B.

public class Run {
   static void Main(){
      Run test= new Run();
      Console.WriteLine("Fininished writing two files");

     private void SerializeObject(string filename){
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer Class.
      XmlTypeMapping mapp  =
      (new SoapReflectionImporter()).ImportTypeMapping(typeof(Group));
      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  new XmlSerializer(mapp);

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);

      // Create an instance of the Class that will be serialized.
      Group myGroup = new Group();

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      myGroup.Grouptype= GroupType.A;

      // Serialize the Class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer.Serialize(writer, myGroup);

   private void SerializeOverride(string fileName){
      SoapAttributeOverrides soapOver = new SoapAttributeOverrides();
      SoapAttributes SoapAtts = new SoapAttributes();

      // Add a SoapEnumAttribute for the GroupType.A enumerator.       
      // Instead of 'A'  it will be "West".
      SoapEnumAttribute soapEnum = new SoapEnumAttribute("West");
      // Override the "A" enumerator.
      SoapAtts.SoapEnum = soapEnum;
      soapOver.Add(typeof(GroupType), "A", SoapAtts);

      // Add another SoapEnumAttribute for the GroupType.B enumerator.
      // Instead of //B// it will be "East".
      SoapAtts= new SoapAttributes();
      soapEnum = new SoapEnumAttribute();
      soapEnum.Name = "East";
      SoapAtts.SoapEnum = soapEnum;
      soapOver.Add(typeof(GroupType), "B", SoapAtts);

      // Create an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
      XmlTypeMapping map = 
      new SoapReflectionImporter(soapOver).
      XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(map);
      Group myGroup = new Group();
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";
      myGroup.Grouptype = GroupType.B;
      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(fileName);
      ser.Serialize(writer, myGroup);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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