XmlTypeMapping Class
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XmlTypeMapping Class

Contains a mapping of one type to another.

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

'Declaration
Public Class XmlTypeMapping _
	Inherits XmlMapping
'Usage
Dim instance As XmlTypeMapping

The XmlTypeMapping class is used to serialize an object as encoded SOAP XML. The resulting XML conforms to section 5 of the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org) document, "Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1". Create an XmlTypeMapping by calling the ImportTypeMapping method of the SoapReflectionImporter class. Use the XmlTypeMapping to construct an instance of the XmlSerializer class. To control the serialization, use one of the attributes listed in [<topic://cpconAttributesThatControlSOAPEncodedSerialization>].

The following example serializes an instance of a class named Transportation that contains a field named Vehicle. A SoapElementAttribute is applied to the field. When the field is serialized, the XML element name is "Wheels" instead of "Vehicle". The SerializeOverride method creates a SoapElementAttribute and sets the SoapElement property of a SoapAttributes to the SoapElementAttribute. The SoapAttributes is added to a SoapAttributeOverrides that is used to create an XmlTypeMapping. An XmlSerializer is constructed with the XmlTypeMapping, and an instance of the Transportation class is again serialized. Because the SoapElementAttribute is used to override the serialization, the generated XML element name is now "Truck" instead of "Wheels".

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Text
Public Class Transportation
   ' The SoapElementAttribute specifies that the 
   ' generated XML element name will be "Wheels" 
   ' instead of "Vehicle".
   <SoapElement("Wheels")> Public Vehicle As String 
   <SoapElement(DataType:= "dateTime")> _
   public CreationDate As DateTime    
   <SoapElement(IsNullable:= true)> _
   public thing As Thing
End Class 

Public Class Thing
   <SoapElement(IsNullable:=true)> public ThingName As string 
End Class 

Public Class Test

   Shared Sub Main()
      Dim t As Test = New Test()
      t.SerializeObject("SoapElementOriginalVb.xml")
      t.SerializeOverride("SoapElementOverrideVb.xml")
      Console.WriteLine("Finished writing two XML files.")
   End Sub 

   ' Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding. 
   Public Function CreateSoapOverrider() As XmlSerializer 
      ' Create the SoapAttributes and SoapAttributeOverrides objects. 
      Dim soapAttrs As SoapAttributes = New SoapAttributes()

      Dim soapOverrides As SoapAttributeOverrides = _
      New SoapAttributeOverrides()

      ' Create a SoapElementAttribute to override  
      ' the Vehicles property.  
      Dim soapElement1 As SoapElementAttribute = _
      New SoapElementAttribute("Truck")
      ' Set the SoapElement to the object.
      soapAttrs.SoapElement= soapElement1

      ' Add the SoapAttributes to the SoapAttributeOverrides, 
      ' specifying the member to override. 
      soapOverrides.Add(GetType(Transportation), "Vehicle", soapAttrs)

      ' Create the XmlSerializer, and return it. 
      Dim myTypeMapping As XmlTypeMapping = (New _
      SoapReflectionImporter (soapOverrides)).ImportTypeMapping _
      (GetType(Transportation))
      return New XmlSerializer(myTypeMapping)
   End Function 

   Public Sub SerializeOverride(filename As String)
      ' Create an XmlSerializer instance. 
      Dim ser As XmlSerializer = CreateSoapOverrider()

      ' Create the object and serialize it. 
      Dim myTransportation As Transportation = _
      New Transportation()

      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar"
      myTransportation.CreationDate = DateTime.Now
      myTransportation.thing= new Thing()

      Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = _
      New XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8)
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper")
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation)
      writer.WriteEndElement()
      writer.Close()
   End Sub 

   Public Sub SerializeObject(filename As String)
      ' Create an XmlSerializer instance. 
      Dim ser As XmlSerializer = _
      New XmlSerializer(GetType(Transportation))

      Dim myTransportation As Transportation = _
      New Transportation()

      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar"
      myTransportation.CreationDate=DateTime.Now
      myTransportation.thing= new Thing()

      Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = _
      new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8)
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper")
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation)
      writer.WriteEndElement()
      writer.Close()
   End Sub 
End Class
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Text;

__gc public class Thing
{
public:
   [SoapElement(IsNullable=true)] 
   String* ThingName;
};

__gc public class Transportation
{
   // The SoapElementAttribute specifies that the
   // generated XML element name will be S"Wheels"
   // instead of S"Vehicle".
public:
   [SoapElement(S"Wheels")]
   String* Vehicle;

   [SoapElement(DataType = S"dateTime")]
   DateTime CreationDate;

   [SoapElement(IsNullable = true)]
   Thing * thing;
};

__gc public class Test
{
   // Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
public:
   XmlSerializer * CreateSoapOverrider() 
   {
      // Create the SoapAttributes and SoapAttributeOverrides objects.
      SoapAttributes* soapAttrs = new SoapAttributes();

      SoapAttributeOverrides* soapOverrides = new SoapAttributeOverrides();

      // Create an SoapElementAttribute to the Vehicles property.
      SoapElementAttribute* soapElement1 = new SoapElementAttribute(S"Truck");

      // Set the SoapElement to the Object*.
      soapAttrs -> SoapElement= soapElement1;

      // Add the SoapAttributes to the SoapAttributeOverrides,specifying the member to.
      soapOverrides -> Add(__typeof(Transportation), S"Vehicle", soapAttrs);

      // Create the XmlSerializer, and return it.
      XmlTypeMapping * myTypeMapping = (new SoapReflectionImporter
         (soapOverrides)) -> ImportTypeMapping(__typeof(Transportation));
      return new XmlSerializer(myTypeMapping);
   }

   void SerializeOverride(String* filename) 
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer * ser = CreateSoapOverrider();

      // Create the Object* and serialize it.
      Transportation* myTransportation = new Transportation();

      myTransportation -> Vehicle = S"MyCar";
      myTransportation -> CreationDate=DateTime::Now;
      myTransportation -> thing = new Thing();

      XmlTextWriter* writer = new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding::UTF8);
      writer -> Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer -> WriteStartElement(S"wrapper");
      ser -> Serialize(writer, myTransportation);
      writer -> WriteEndElement();
      writer -> Close();
   }

   void SerializeObject(String* filename) 
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer* ser = new XmlSerializer(__typeof(Transportation));
      Transportation* myTransportation = new Transportation();
      myTransportation -> Vehicle = S"MyCar";
      myTransportation -> CreationDate = DateTime::Now;
      myTransportation -> thing = new Thing();
      XmlTextWriter* writer = new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding::UTF8);
      writer -> Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer -> WriteStartElement(S"wrapper");
      ser -> Serialize(writer, myTransportation);
      writer -> WriteEndElement();
      writer -> Close();
   }
};

int main() 
{
   Test* t = new Test();
   t -> SerializeObject(S"SoapElementOriginal.xml");
   t -> SerializeOverride(S"SoapElementOverride.xml");
   Console::WriteLine(S"Finished writing two XML files.");
}

System.Object
  System.Xml.Serialization.XmlMapping
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlTypeMapping

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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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