Specifies the CLR namespace and XML namespace of the data contract.
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Apply the attribute to an assembly that contains types to which the DataContractAttribute has been applied. The enables you to set a namespace that is different than the one generated when the type is serialized. For more information about how names are generated, see Data Contract Names.
In any code, you can use the word ContractNamespace instead of the longer .
The following example shows the applied to an assembly.
<assembly: ContractNamespaceAttribute("http://www.cohowinery.com/employees", _ ClrNamespace := "Microsoft.Contracts.Examples")> Namespace Microsoft.Contracts.Examples <DataContract()> _ Public Class Person <DataMember()> _ Friend FirstName As String <DataMember()> _ Friend LastName As String End Class End Namespace