Signifies that the code was generated by the serialization infrastructure and can be reused for increased performance, when this attribute is applied to an assembly.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Namespace||Gets or sets the common language runtime (CLR) namespace of the assembly.|
|ParentAssemblyId||Gets or sets the identity of the parent assembly.|
|Type||Gets or sets the type that the serializer operates on.|
|TypeId||When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Version||Gets or sets the assembly's version number.|
|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.)|
The .NET Framework XML serialization infrastructure dynamically generates derivations of XmlSerializer that are optimized to serialize user-defined types. The serializers are stored in assemblies that can be reused for efficient serialization.
The attribute stores version information about the parent assembly for which a set of serializers is generated. Later, when the XmlSerializer constructor is called, the infrastructure attempts to locate the pre-generated assembly. If the infrastructure finds an assembly with a matching name, the assembly is loaded and the infrastructure checks for a match between the found assembly's version and the current version of the parent assembly. If the version does not match, the found assembly is not used. Instead, a temporary assembly is generated for the serialization.