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

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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