SoapIgnoreAttribute Class

 
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Instructs the XmlSerializer not to serialize the public field or public read/write property value.

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

System::Object
  System::Attribute
    System.Xml.Serialization::SoapIgnoreAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Property | AttributeTargets::Field | AttributeTargets::Parameter | AttributeTargets::ReturnValue)]
public ref class SoapIgnoreAttribute : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodSoapIgnoreAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the SoapIgnoreAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

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

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_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

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_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

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 SoapIgnoreAttribute class belongs to a family of attributes that controls how the XmlSerializer serializes or deserializes an object as encoded SOAP XML. The resulting XML conforms to section 5 of the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org) document, "Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1". For a complete list of similar attributes, see Attributes That Control Encoded SOAP Serialization.

To serialize an object as an encoded SOAP message, you must construct the XmlSerializer using an XmlTypeMapping created with the ImportTypeMapping method of the SoapReflectionImporter class.

Apply the SoapIgnoreAttribute to any class member that you want the XmlSerializer to ignore when an instance of the class is serialized. For example, you may do this when the member is used to contain metadata about the object being serialized.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

System_CAPS_noteNote

You can use the word SoapIgnore in your code instead of the longer SoapIgnoreAttribute.

The following example serializes a class named Group. The serialization of the GroupName and IgnoreThis fields and the members of the GroupType enumeration are overridden. In the CreateOverrideSerializer method, a SoapAttributeOverrides is created, and for each overridden member or enumeration, a SoapAttributes is created with the appropriate property set and added to the SoapAttributeOverrides. An XmlTypeMapping is created using the SoapAttributeOverrides, and that XmlTypeMapping is used to create the XmlSerializer that overrides the default serialization.

#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Xml::Schema;
ref class Car;

// SoapInclude allows Vehicle to accept Car type.

[SoapInclude(Car::typeid)]
public ref class Vehicle abstract
{
public:
   String^ licenseNumber;
   DateTime makeDate;
};

public ref class Car: public Vehicle{};

public enum class GroupType
{
   // These enums can be overridden.
   [SoapEnum("Small")]
   A,
   [SoapEnum("Large")]
   B
};

public ref class Group
{
public:

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(Namespace="http://www.cpandl.com")]
   String^ GroupName;

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(DataType="base64Binary")]
   array<Byte>^GroupNumber;

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(DataType="date",AttributeName="CreationDate")]
   DateTime Today;

   [SoapElement(DataType="nonNegativeInteger",ElementName="PosInt")]
   String^ PostitiveInt;

   // This is ignored when serialized unless it's overridden.

   [SoapIgnore]
   bool IgnoreThis;
   GroupType Grouptype;
   Vehicle^ MyVehicle;

   // The SoapInclude allows the method to return a Car.

   [SoapInclude(Car::typeid)]
   Vehicle^ myCar( String^ licNumber )
   {
      Vehicle^ v;
      if ( licNumber->Equals( "" ) )
      {
         v = gcnew Car;
         v->licenseNumber = "!!!!!!";
      }
      else
      {
         v = gcnew Car;
         v->licenseNumber = licNumber;
      }

      return v;
   }
};

public ref class Run
{
public:
   static void main()
   {
      Run^ test = gcnew Run;
      test->SerializeOriginal( "SoapOriginal.xml" );
      test->SerializeOverride( "SoapOverrides.xml" );
      test->DeserializeOriginal( "SoapOriginal.xml" );
      test->DeserializeOverride( "SoapOverrides.xml" );
   }

   void SerializeOriginal( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlTypeMapping^ myMapping = (gcnew SoapReflectionImporter)->ImportTypeMapping( Group::typeid );
      XmlSerializer^ mySerializer = gcnew XmlSerializer( myMapping );
      Group^ myGroup = MakeGroup();

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename,Encoding::UTF8 );
      writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer->WriteStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer->Serialize( writer, myGroup );
      writer->WriteEndElement();
      writer->Close();
   }

   void SerializeOverride( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class
      // that overrides the serialization.
      XmlSerializer^ overRideSerializer = CreateOverrideSerializer();
      Group^ myGroup = MakeGroup();

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename,Encoding::UTF8 );
      writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer->WriteStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      overRideSerializer->Serialize( writer, myGroup );
      writer->WriteEndElement();
      writer->Close();
   }

private:
   Group^ MakeGroup()
   {
      // Create an instance of the class that will be serialized.
      Group^ myGroup = gcnew Group;

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup->GroupName = ".NET";
      array<Byte>^hexByte = {Convert::ToByte( 100 ),Convert::ToByte( 50 )};
      myGroup->GroupNumber = hexByte;
      DateTime myDate = DateTime(2002,5,2);
      myGroup->Today = myDate;
      myGroup->PostitiveInt = "10000";
      myGroup->IgnoreThis = true;
      myGroup->Grouptype = GroupType::B;
      Car^ thisCar = dynamic_cast<Car^>(myGroup->myCar( "1234566" ));
      myGroup->MyVehicle = thisCar;
      return myGroup;
   }

public:
   void DeserializeOriginal( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlTypeMapping^ myMapping = (gcnew SoapReflectionImporter)->ImportTypeMapping( Group::typeid );
      XmlSerializer^ mySerializer = gcnew XmlSerializer( myMapping );

      // Reading the file requires an  XmlTextReader.
      XmlTextReader^ reader = gcnew XmlTextReader( filename );
      reader->ReadStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Deserialize and cast the object.
      Group^ myGroup;
      myGroup = dynamic_cast<Group^>(mySerializer->Deserialize( reader ));
      reader->ReadEndElement();
      reader->Close();
   }

   void DeserializeOverride( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlSerializer^ overRideSerializer = CreateOverrideSerializer();

      // Reading the file requires an XmlTextReader.
      XmlTextReader^ reader = gcnew XmlTextReader( filename );
      reader->ReadStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Deserialize and cast the object.
      Group^ myGroup;
      myGroup = dynamic_cast<Group^>(overRideSerializer->Deserialize( reader ));
      reader->ReadEndElement();
      reader->Close();
      ReadGroup( myGroup );
   }

private:
   void ReadGroup( Group^ myGroup )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->GroupName );
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->GroupNumber[ 0 ] );
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->GroupNumber[ 1 ] );
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->Today );
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->PostitiveInt );
      Console::WriteLine( myGroup->IgnoreThis );
      Console::WriteLine();
   }

   XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrideSerializer()
   {
      SoapAttributeOverrides^ mySoapAttributeOverrides = gcnew SoapAttributeOverrides;
      SoapAttributes^ soapAtts = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      SoapElementAttribute^ mySoapElement = gcnew SoapElementAttribute;
      mySoapElement->ElementName = "xxxx";
      soapAtts->SoapElement = mySoapElement;
      mySoapAttributeOverrides->Add( Group::typeid, "PostitiveInt", soapAtts );

      // Override the IgnoreThis property.
      SoapIgnoreAttribute^ myIgnore = gcnew SoapIgnoreAttribute;
      soapAtts = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      soapAtts->SoapIgnore = false;
      mySoapAttributeOverrides->Add( Group::typeid, "IgnoreThis", soapAtts );

      // Override the GroupType enumeration. 
      soapAtts = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      SoapEnumAttribute^ xSoapEnum = gcnew SoapEnumAttribute;
      xSoapEnum->Name = "Over1000";
      soapAtts->GroupType::SoapEnum = xSoapEnum;

      // Add the SoapAttributes to the 
      // mySoapAttributeOverridesrides object.
      mySoapAttributeOverrides->Add( GroupType::typeid, "A", soapAtts );

      // Create second enumeration and add it.
      soapAtts = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      xSoapEnum = gcnew SoapEnumAttribute;
      xSoapEnum->Name = "ZeroTo1000";
      soapAtts->GroupType::SoapEnum = xSoapEnum;
      mySoapAttributeOverrides->Add( GroupType::typeid, "B", soapAtts );

      // Override the Group type.
      soapAtts = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      SoapTypeAttribute^ soapType = gcnew SoapTypeAttribute;
      soapType->TypeName = "Team";
      soapAtts->SoapType = soapType;
      mySoapAttributeOverrides->Add( Group::typeid, soapAtts );

      // Create an XmlTypeMapping that is used to create an instance 
      // of the XmlSerializer. Then return the XmlSerializer object.
      XmlTypeMapping^ myMapping = (gcnew SoapReflectionImporter( mySoapAttributeOverrides ))->ImportTypeMapping( Group::typeid );
      XmlSerializer^ ser = gcnew XmlSerializer( myMapping );
      return ser;
   }
};

int main()
{
   Run::main();
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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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