XmlAttributeEventHandler Delegate

 

Represents the method that handles the UnknownAttribute

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

public delegate void XmlAttributeEventHandler(
	Object^ sender,
	XmlAttributeEventArgs^ e
)

Parameters

sender
Type: System::Object^

The source of the event.

e
Type: System.Xml.Serialization::XmlAttributeEventArgs^

An XmlAttributeEventArgs that contains the event data.

When you create an XmlAttributeEventHandler delegate, you identify the method that handles the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event handler delegates, see NIB: Events and Delegates.

The UnknownAttribute event occurs only when an object is being deserialized with the Deserialize method.

The following example deserializes a class named Group from a file named UnknownAttributes.xml. Whenever an element is found in the file that has no corresponding member in the class, the UnknownAttribute event occurs. To try the example, paste the following XML code into a file named UnknownAttributes.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Group xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" GroupType = 'Technical' GroupNumber = '42' GroupBase = 'Red'>
  <GroupName>MyGroup</GroupName>
</Group>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Xml::Schema;

public ref class Group
{
public:
   String^ GroupName;
};

public ref class Test
{
public:
   static void main()
   {
      Test^ t = gcnew Test;

      // Deserialize the file containing unknown elements.
      t->DeserializeObject( "UnknownAttributes.xml" );
   }

private:
   void Serializer_UnknownAttribute( Object^ sender, XmlAttributeEventArgs^ e )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Unknown Attribute" );
      Console::WriteLine( "\t{0} {1}", e->Attr->Name, e->Attr->InnerXml );
      Console::WriteLine( "\t LineNumber: {0}", e->LineNumber );
      Console::WriteLine( "\t LinePosition: {0}", e->LinePosition );
      Group^ x = dynamic_cast<Group^>(e->ObjectBeingDeserialized);
      Console::WriteLine( x->GroupName );
      Console::WriteLine( sender );
   }

   void DeserializeObject( String^ filename )
   {
      XmlSerializer^ ser = gcnew XmlSerializer( Group::typeid );

      // Add a delegate to handle unknown element events.
      ser->UnknownAttribute += gcnew XmlAttributeEventHandler( this, &Test::Serializer_UnknownAttribute );

      // A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
      FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( filename,FileMode::Open );
      Group^ g = dynamic_cast<Group^>(ser->Deserialize( fs ));
      fs->Close();
   }
};

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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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