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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 Shared Function FromTypes ( _
	types As Type() _
) As XmlSerializer()


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.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization

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

Public Class Instrument
    Public InstrumentName As String
End Class

Public Class Player
    Public PlayerName As String
End Class

Public Class Piece
    Public PieceName As String
End Class

Public Class Test

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim t As New Test()
    End Sub    

    Public Sub GetSerializers()
        ' Create an array of types.
        Dim types(3) As Type
        types(0) = GetType(Instrument)
        types(1) = GetType(Player)
        types(2) = GetType(Piece)

        ' Create an array for XmlSerializer objects.
        Dim serializers(3) As XmlSerializer
        serializers = XmlSerializer.FromTypes(types)
        ' Create one Instrument and serialize it.
        Dim i As New Instrument()
        i.InstrumentName = "Piano"
        ' Create a TextWriter to write with.
        Dim writer As New StreamWriter("Inst.xml")
        serializers(0).Serialize(writer, i)
    End Sub
End Class

.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.