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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)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function FromTypes ( _
	types As Type() _
) As XmlSerializer()
'Usage
Dim types As Type()
Dim returnValue As XmlSerializer()

returnValue = XmlSerializer.FromTypes(types)

Parameters

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.

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()
        t.GetSerializers()
    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)
        writer.Close()
    End Sub 
End Class
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;

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

public __gc class Instrument
{
public:
   String* InstrumentName;
};

public __gc class Player
{
public:
   String* PlayerName;
};

public __gc class Piece
{
public:
   String* PieceName;
};

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 = S"Piano";
   // Create a TextWriter to write with.
   TextWriter* writer = new StreamWriter(S"Inst.xml");
   serializers[0]->Serialize(writer,i);
   writer->Close();
}

int main()
{
   GetSerializers();
}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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