XmlSerializer.FromTypes Method (Type[])


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");

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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