ContractNamespaceAttribute Class
 

Specifies the CLR namespace and XML namespace of the data contract.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.Runtime.SerializationContractNamespaceAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly | AttributeTargets.Module, 
	Inherited = false, AllowMultiple = true)]
public sealed class ContractNamespaceAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Assembly | AttributeTargets::Module, 
	Inherited = false, AllowMultiple = true)]
public ref class ContractNamespaceAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly | AttributeTargets.Module,
    Inherited = false, AllowMultiple = true)>]
type ContractNamespaceAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly Or AttributeTargets.Module,
	Inherited := False, AllowMultiple := True)>
Public NotInheritable Class ContractNamespaceAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod ContractNamespaceAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the ContractNamespaceAttribute class using the supplied namespace.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the CLR namespace of the data contract type.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the namespace of the data contract members.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

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_pubmethod GetHashCode

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod 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.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

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

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

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

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

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

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

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

Apply the ContractNamespaceAttribute attribute to an assembly that contains types to which the DataContractAttribute has been applied. The ContractNamespaceAttribute 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.

If you are using a type to conform to an existing data contract, you must match the namespace of the existing contract by using the ContractNamespaceAttribute (or the property of the DataContractAttribute class).

System_CAPS_noteNote

In any code, you can use the word ContractNamespace instead of the longer ContractNamespaceAttribute.

The following example shows the ContractNamespaceAttribute applied to an assembly.

[assembly: ContractNamespaceAttribute("http://www.cohowinery.com/employees",
    ClrNamespace = "Microsoft.Contracts.Examples")]
namespace Microsoft.Contracts.Examples
{
    [DataContract]
    public class Person
    {
        [DataMember]
        internal string FirstName;
        [DataMember]
        internal string LastName;
    }
}
<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 
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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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