XmlIncludeAttribute.Type Property


Gets or sets the type of the object to include.

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

public Type Type { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Type

The Type of the object to include.

The following example defines a class named Group, which contains a field named Employees that returns an array of Employee objects. The example derives the Manager class from the Employee class, and applies the XmlIncludeAttribute to the Employee class. When the example creates a Group object, it inserts a Manager object into the Employee array. Lastly, the example serializes the Group object.

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

public class Group
   public Employee[] Employees;

// Instruct the XmlSerializer to accept Manager types as well.
public class Employee
   public string Name;

public class Manager:Employee
   public int Level;

public class Run
   public static void Main()
      Run test = new Run();

   public void SerializeObject(string filename)
      XmlSerializer s = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Group));
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filename);
      Group group = new Group();

      Manager manager = new Manager();
      Employee emp1 = new Employee();
      Employee emp2 = new Employee();

      manager.Name = "Zeus";
      manager.Level = 2;

      emp1.Name = "Ares";

      emp2.Name = "Artemis";

      Employee [] emps = new Employee[3]{manager, emp1, emp2};
      group.Employees = emps;

      s.Serialize(writer, group);

   public void DeserializeObject(string filename)
      FileStream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open);
      XmlSerializer x = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Group));
      Group g = (Group) x.Deserialize(fs);

      foreach(Employee e in g.Employees) 
         Console.WriteLine("\t" + e.Name);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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
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