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SelectionSet Element (Format)

 

Defines a set of .NET Framework objects that can be referenced by the name of the set.

<SelectionSet>
  <Name>SelectionSetName</Name>
  <Types>...</Types>
</SelectionSet>

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe the attributes, child elements, and the parent element of the SelectionSet element. Each selection set must have a name, and it must specify the .NET Framework objects of the set.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element

Description

Name Element for SelectionSet (Format)

Required element.

Specifies the name used to reference the selection set.

Types Element (Format)

Required element.

Defines the .NET Framework objects that are in the selection set.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

SelectionSets Element Format

Defines the common sets of .NET Framework objects that can be used by all views of the formatting file.

You can use selection sets when you have a set of related objects that you want to reference by using a single name, such as a set of objects that are related through inheritance. When defining your views, you can specify the set of objects by using the name of the selection set instead of listing all the objects within each view.

Common selection sets are specified by their name when defining the views of the formatting file or the definitions of the views. In these cases, the SelectionSetName child element of the ViewSelectedBy and EntrySelectedBy elements specifies the set to be used. For more information about selection sets, see Defining Sets of Objects.

Example

The following example shows a SelectionSet element that defines four .NET Framework types.

<SelectionSets>
  <SelectionSet>
    <Name>FileSystemTypes</Name>
    <Types>
     <TypeName>System.IO.DirectoryInfo</TypeName>
     <TypeName>System.IO.FileInfo</TypeName>
     <TypeName>Deserialized.System.IO.DirectoryInfo</TypeName>
     <TypeName>Deserialized.System.IO.FileInfo</TypeName>
    </Types>
  </SelectionSet>
</SelectionSets>
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