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XmlRootAttribute::ElementName Property

Gets or sets the name of the XML element that is generated and recognized by the XmlSerializer class's Serialize and Deserialize methods, respectively.

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

public:
property String^ ElementName {
	String^ get ();
	void set (String^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::String
The name of the XML root element that is generated and recognized in an XML-document instance. The default is the name of the serialized class.

Specify an ElementName if you want the name of the generated XML element to differ from the class name.

The following example creates an instance of the XmlRootAttribute class and sets the ElementName property to a new value. The object is then used to create an XmlAttributeOverrides object used to override the serialization of an object.


public:
   void SerializeOrder( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance using the method below.
      XmlSerializer^ myXmlSerializer = CreateOverrider();

      // Create the object, and set its Name property.
      Student^ myStudent = gcnew Student;
      myStudent->Name = "Student class1";

      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      TextWriter^ writer = gcnew StreamWriter( filename );
      myXmlSerializer->Serialize( writer, myStudent );
      writer->Close();
   }

   // Return an XmlSerializer to  the root serialization.
   XmlSerializer^ CreateOverrider()
   {
      // Create an XmlAttributes to  the default root element.
      XmlAttributes^ myXmlAttributes = gcnew XmlAttributes;

      // Create an XmlRootAttribute and set its element name and namespace.
      XmlRootAttribute^ myXmlRootAttribute = gcnew XmlRootAttribute;
      myXmlRootAttribute->ElementName = "OverriddenRootElementName";
      myXmlRootAttribute->Namespace = "http://www.microsoft.com";

      // Set the XmlRoot property to the XmlRoot object.
      myXmlAttributes->XmlRoot = myXmlRootAttribute;
      XmlAttributeOverrides^ myXmlAttributeOverrides =
         gcnew XmlAttributeOverrides;

      // Add the XmlAttributes object to the XmlAttributeOverrides object.
      myXmlAttributeOverrides->Add( Student::typeid, myXmlAttributes );

      // Create the Serializer, and return it.
      XmlSerializer^ myXmlSerializer = gcnew XmlSerializer(
         Student::typeid, myXmlAttributeOverrides );
      return myXmlSerializer;
   }


.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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