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XmlSerializer.FromTypes Method

Returns an array of XmlSerializer objects created from an array of types.

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

public static XmlSerializer[] FromTypes(
	Type[] types


Type: System.Type[]
An array of Type objects.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer[]
An array of XmlSerializer objects.

The FromTypes method allows you to efficiently create an array of XmlSerializer objects for processing an array of Type objects.

The following example uses the FromTypes method to return an array of XmlSerializer objects. The code includes three class definitions that are each used to create an array of Type objects.

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

/* Three classes are included here. Each one will
be used to create three XmlSerializer objects. */

public class Instrument
   public string InstrumentName;

public class Player
   public string PlayerName;

public class Piece
   public string PieceName;

public class Test
   public static void Main()
      Test t = new Test();

   public void GetSerializers()
      // Create an array of types.
      Type[]types = new Type[3];
      types[0] = typeof(Instrument);
      types[1] = typeof(Player);
      types[2] = typeof(Piece);

      // Create an array for XmlSerializer objects.
      XmlSerializer[]serializers= new XmlSerializer[3];
      serializers = XmlSerializer.FromTypes(types);
      // Create one Instrument and serialize it.
      Instrument i = new Instrument();
      i.InstrumentName = "Piano";
      // Create a TextWriter to write with.
      TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter("Inst.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.