XmlSerializerFormatAttribute Class
 

Instructs the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) infrastructure to use the XmlSerializer instead of the XmlObjectSerializer.

Namespace:   System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ServiceModelXmlSerializerFormatAttribute

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

Initializes a new instance of the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the SOAP style of the XmlSerializer.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets a value that indicates that the XmlSerializer should be used for reading and writing faults.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets a value that specifies the format to use.

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.)

This attribute is similar to the DataContractFormatAttribute attribute. Both attributes can be applied to a method, class, or interface.

For more information about the XmlSerializer, see Using the XmlSerializer Class.

A method can have either of the two attributes applied, but not both. Any operation that has neither applied uses the attribute applied to the containing class. If the containing class does not have either attribute applied, the DataContractSerializer is used.

Applying the attribute also causes a XmlSerializerOperationBehavior to be created at runtime. The behavior allows customization at runtime of the serializer behavior.

The following example applies the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute to an interface.

[ServiceContract, XmlSerializerFormat(Style = OperationFormatStyle.Rpc, 
    Use = OperationFormatUse.Encoded)]
public interface ICalculator
{
    [OperationContract, XmlSerializerFormat(Style = OperationFormatStyle.Rpc, 
        Use = OperationFormatUse.Encoded)]
    double Add(double a, double b);
}
<ServiceContract(), XmlSerializerFormat(Style := OperationFormatStyle.Rpc, _
   Use := OperationFormatUse.Encoded)>  _
Public Interface ICalculator
    <OperationContract(), XmlSerializerFormat(Style := OperationFormatStyle.Rpc, _
        Use := OperationFormatUse.Encoded)>  _
    Function Add(ByVal a As Double, ByVal b As Double) As Double 
End Interface 
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

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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