XmlType Property

XmlAttributes::XmlType Property

Gets or sets an object that specifies how the XmlSerializer serializes a class to which the XmlTypeAttribute has been applied.

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

property XmlTypeAttribute^ XmlType {
	XmlTypeAttribute^ get ();
	void set (XmlTypeAttribute^ value);

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization::XmlTypeAttribute
An XmlTypeAttribute that overrides an XmlTypeAttribute applied to a class declaration.

The XmlTypeAttribute can be used to control how a type is serialized by the XmlSerializer. For example, by default, when a type is serialized, the XmlSerializer uses the class name as the XML element name. By creating an XmlTypeAttribute, setting the XmlType property to it, and creating an XmlAttributeOverrides object, you can change the XML element name.

The following example creates an XmlTypeAttribute object, and assigns it to the XmlType property of an XmlAttributes object.

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

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
public ref class Car
   int ID;

public ref class Transportation

// Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrider()
   // Create the XmlAttributes and XmlAttributeOverrides objects.
   XmlAttributes^ attrs = gcnew XmlAttributes;
   XmlAttributeOverrides^ xOver = gcnew XmlAttributeOverrides;

   /* Create an XmlTypeAttribute and change the name of the 
      XML type. */
   XmlTypeAttribute^ xType = gcnew XmlTypeAttribute;
   xType->TypeName = "Autos";

   // Set the XmlTypeAttribute to the XmlType property.
   attrs->XmlType = xType;

   /* Add the XmlAttributes to the XmlAttributeOverrides,
      specifying the member to override. */
   xOver->Add( Car::typeid, attrs );

   // Create the XmlSerializer, and return it.
   XmlSerializer^ xSer = gcnew XmlSerializer( Transportation::typeid,xOver );
   return xSer;

void SerializeObject( String^ filename )
   // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
   XmlSerializer^ xSer = CreateOverrider();

   // Create object and serialize it.
   Transportation^ myTransportation = gcnew Transportation;
   Car^ c1 = gcnew Car;
   c1->ID = 12;
   Car^ c2 = gcnew Car;
   c2->ID = 44;
   array<Car^>^temp0 = {c1,c2};
   myTransportation->Cars = temp0;

   // To write the file, a TextWriter is required.
   TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );
   xSer->Serialize( writer, myTransportation );

int main()
   SerializeObject( "XmlType.xml" );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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