Converts an object into its XML representation.
Assemblies: System.Xml.XmlSerializer (in System.Xml.XmlSerializer.dll)
System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)
The implementation you provide should write out the XML representation of the object. The framework writes a wrapper element and positions the XML writer after its start. Your implementation may write its contents, including child elements. The framework then closes the wrapper element.
For example, if your object state includes an array variable, be sure to write the length of the array, or use a parent element to contain the elements that describe the array values, so that you know how many values to read when the object is reconstituted.
The following example illustrates an implementation of the method.
The following example illustrates the use of the XmlSerializer class to deserialize this object.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
XNA FrameworkSupported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8