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XmlEnumAttribute Class

 

Controls how the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration member.

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

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlEnumAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field)]
public class XmlEnumAttribute : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodXmlEnumAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodXmlEnumAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class, and specifies the XML value that the XmlSerializer generates or recognizes (when it serializes or deserializes the enumeration, respectively).

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets or sets the value generated in an XML-document instance when the XmlSerializer serializes an enumeration, or the value recognized when it deserializes the enumeration member.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMatch(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The XmlEnumAttribute belongs to a family of attributes that controls how the XmlSerializer serializes or deserializes an object. For a complete list of similar attributes, see Attributes That Control XML Serialization.

Use the XmlEnumAttribute to change the enumeration that the XmlSerializer generates or recognizes (when it serializes or deserializes a class, respectively). For example, if an enumeration contains a member named One, but you prefer that the XML output be named Single, apply the XmlEnumAttribute to the enumeration member and set the Name property to "Single".

You can override the Name property value of an XmlEnumAttribute by creating an instance of the XmlEnumAttribute class and assigning it to the XmlEnum property of an XmlAttributes object. For details, see the XmlAttributeOverrides class.

System_CAPS_noteNote

You can use the word XmlEnum in your code instead of the longer XmlEnumAttribute.

The following example applies the XmlEnumAttribute to the members of an enumeration. When the XmlSerializer generates XML data for this enumeration, the data conforms to the values of the Name properties.

public enum EmployeeStatus
{
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Single")]
   One,
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Double")]
   Two,
   [XmlEnum(Name = "Triple")]
   Three
}

System_CAPS_noteNote

You can use the word XmlEnum in your code instead of the longer XmlEnumAttribute.

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

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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