XmlIncludeAttribute Class
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XmlIncludeAttribute Class


Allows the XmlSerializer to recognize a type when it serializes or deserializes an object.

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


[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Struct | AttributeTargets.Method | AttributeTargets.Interface, 
	AllowMultiple = true)]
public class XmlIncludeAttribute : Attribute


Initializes a new instance of the XmlIncludeAttribute class.


Gets or sets the type of the object to include.


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


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.)


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


Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)


When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)


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


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

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.)


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.)

Use the XmlIncludeAttribute when you call the Serialize or Deserialize method of the XmlSerializer class.

When applying the XmlIncludeAttribute, specify the Type of the derived class. When the XmlSerializer serializes objects that include both the base and the derived class, it can then recognize both object types.

You can use the XmlIncludeAttribute to include derived classes in service description documents that are written in the Web Services Description Language (WSDL). For example, if a method returns an Object, apply the XmlIncludeAttribute to the method and specify the actual types to return.

For more information on the WSDL, see "Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1" at www.w3.org.

The following example shows three classes, two of which inherit from the third. The example applies the XmlIncludeAttribute to a method that returns an instance of one of the derived classes.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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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