SoapAttributeAttribute Class
 

Specifies that the XmlSerializer must serialize the class member as an encoded SOAP attribute.

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

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.Xml.SerializationSoapAttributeAttribute

Syntax
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property | AttributeTargets.Field | AttributeTargets.Parameter | AttributeTargets.ReturnValue)]
public class SoapAttributeAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Property | AttributeTargets::Field | AttributeTargets::Parameter | AttributeTargets::ReturnValue)]
public ref class SoapAttributeAttribute : Attribute
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property | AttributeTargets.Field | AttributeTargets.Parameter | AttributeTargets.ReturnValue)>]
type SoapAttributeAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property Or AttributeTargets.Field Or AttributeTargets.Parameter Or AttributeTargets.ReturnValue)>
Public Class SoapAttributeAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
Constructors
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod SoapAttributeAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the SoapAttributeAttribute class.

System_CAPS_pubmethod SoapAttributeAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the SoapAttributeAttribute class using the specified value as the name of the XML attribute.

Properties
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the name of the XML attribute generated by the XmlSerializer.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the XML Schema definition language (XSD) data type of the SOAP attribute generated by the XmlSerializer.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the XML namespace of the XML attribute.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

Methods
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_protmethod Finalize

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_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_protmethod MemberwiseClone

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

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

Explicit Interface Implementations
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.)

Remarks

The SoapAttributeAttribute class belongs to a family of attributes that controls how the XmlSerializer serializes, or deserializes, an object as encoded SOAP XML. The resulting XML conforms to section 5 of the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org) document, "Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1". For a complete list of similar attributes, see Attributes That Control Encoded SOAP Serialization.

To serialize an object as an encoded SOAP message, you must construct the XmlSerializer using an XmlTypeMapping created with the ImportTypeMapping method of the SoapReflectionImporter class.

Apply the SoapAttributeAttribute to a public field to specify that the XmlSerializer serializes the field as an XML attribute. You can specify an alternative name of the attribute by setting the property. Set the if the attribute must be given a specific XML Schema definition language (XSD) data type. If the attribute belongs to a specific XML namespace, set the property.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes

System_CAPS_noteNote

You can use the word SoapAttribute in your code instead of the longer SoapAttributeAttribute.

Examples

The following example serializes a class that contains several fields to which a SoapAttributeAttribute is applied.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
using System.Xml.Schema;

[SoapInclude(typeof(Vehicle))]
public class Group
{
   [SoapAttribute (Namespace = "http://www.cpandl.com")]
   public string GroupName;

   [SoapAttribute(DataType = "base64Binary")]
   public Byte [] GroupNumber;

   [SoapAttribute(DataType = "date", AttributeName = "CreationDate")]
   public DateTime Today;
   [SoapElement(DataType = "nonNegativeInteger", ElementName = "PosInt")]
   public string PostitiveInt;

   public Vehicle GroupVehicle;
}

public class Vehicle
{
   public string licenseNumber;
}

public class Run
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Run test = new Run();
      test.SerializeObject("SoapAtts.xml");
      test.DeserializeObject("SoapAtts.xml");
   }
   public void SerializeObject(string filename)
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that
      // can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  ReturnSOAPSerializer();

      Group myGroup=MakeGroup();
      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      XmlTextWriter writer = 
      new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8);
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper");
      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer.Serialize(writer, myGroup);
      writer.WriteEndElement();
      writer.Close();
   }

   private Group MakeGroup(){
      // Create an instance of the class that will be serialized.
      Group myGroup = new Group();

      // Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET";

      Byte [] hexByte = new Byte[2]{Convert.ToByte(100),
      Convert.ToByte(50)};
      myGroup.GroupNumber = hexByte;

      DateTime myDate = new DateTime(2002,5,2);
      myGroup.Today = myDate;
      myGroup.PostitiveInt= "10000";
      myGroup.GroupVehicle = new Vehicle();
      myGroup.GroupVehicle.licenseNumber="1234";
      return myGroup;
   }   	

   public void DeserializeObject(string filename)
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that
      // can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      XmlSerializer mySerializer =  ReturnSOAPSerializer();

      // Reading the file requires an  XmlTextReader.
      XmlTextReader reader= 
      new XmlTextReader(filename);
      reader.ReadStartElement("wrapper");

      // Deserialize and cast the object.
      Group myGroup; 
      myGroup = (Group) mySerializer.Deserialize(reader);
      reader.ReadEndElement();
      reader.Close();

   }

   private XmlSerializer ReturnSOAPSerializer(){
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlTypeMapping myMapping = 
      (new SoapReflectionImporter().ImportTypeMapping
      (typeof(Group)));
       return new XmlSerializer(myMapping);
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Xml.Schema

<SoapInclude(GetType(Vehicle))> _
Public Class Group

   <SoapAttribute (Namespace:= "http:'www.cpandl.com")> _
   Public GroupName As String    
   <SoapAttribute(DataType:= "base64Binary")> _
   Public GroupNumber() As  Byte 

   <SoapAttribute(DataType:= "date", AttributeName:= "CreationDate")> _
   Public Today As DateTime 
   <SoapElement(DataType:= "nonNegativeInteger", _
   ElementName:= "PosInt")> _
   Public PostitiveInt As String 

   Public GroupVehicle As Vehicle 
End Class

Public Class Vehicle
   Public licenseNumber As String 
End Class

Public Class Run

   Shared Sub Main()

      Dim test As Run = New Run()
      test.SerializeObject("SoapAtts.xml")
      test.DeserializeObject("SoapAtts.xml")
   End Sub

   Public Sub SerializeObject(filename As String)

      ' Create an instance of the XmlSerializer Class that
      ' can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      Dim mySerializer As XmlSerializer  =  ReturnSOAPSerializer()

      Dim myGroup As Group = MakeGroup()
      ' Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = _
      New XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8)
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper")
      ' Serialize the Class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer.Serialize(writer, myGroup)
      writer.WriteEndElement()
      writer.Close()
   End Sub

   Private Function MakeGroup() As Group 
      ' Create an instance of the Class that will be serialized.
      Dim myGroup As Group = New Group()

      ' Set the object properties.
      myGroup.GroupName = ".NET"

      Dim hexByte() As Byte= New Byte(1){Convert.ToByte(100), _
      Convert.ToByte(50)}
      myGroup.GroupNumber = hexByte

      Dim myDate As DateTime = New DateTime(2002,5,2)
      myGroup.Today = myDate
      myGroup.PostitiveInt= "10000"
      myGroup.GroupVehicle = New Vehicle()
      myGroup.GroupVehicle.licenseNumber="1234"
      return myGroup
   End Function   	

   Public Sub DeserializeObject(filename As String)
      ' Create an instance of the XmlSerializer Class that
      ' can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      Dim mySerializer As XmlSerializer =  ReturnSOAPSerializer()

      ' Reading the file requires an  XmlTextReader.
      Dim reader As XmlTextReader = _
      New XmlTextReader(filename)
      reader.ReadStartElement("wrapper")

      ' Deserialize and cast the object.
      Dim myGroup As Group 
      myGroup = _
      CType(mySerializer.Deserialize(reader), Group)
      reader.ReadEndElement()
      reader.Close()

   End Sub

   private Function ReturnSOAPSerializer() As XmlSerializer 
      ' Create an instance of the XmlSerializer Class.
      Dim myMapping As XmlTypeMapping = _
      (New SoapReflectionImporter().ImportTypeMapping _
      (GetType(Group)))
       return New XmlSerializer(myMapping)
   End Function
End Class
#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Xml::Schema;

//using namespace System::Runtime::Remoting::Metadata;
public ref class Vehicle
{
public:
   String^ licenseNumber;
};


[SoapInclude(Vehicle::typeid)]
public ref class Group
{
public:

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(Namespace="http://www.cpandl.com")]
   String^ GroupName;

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(DataType="base64Binary")]
   array<Byte>^GroupNumber;

   [SoapAttributeAttribute(DataType="date",AttributeName="CreationDate")]
   DateTime Today;

   [SoapElement(DataType="nonNegativeInteger",ElementName="PosInt")]
   String^ PostitiveInt;
   Vehicle^ GroupVehicle;
};

public ref class Run
{
public:
   void SerializeObject( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that
      // can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      XmlSerializer^ mySerializer = ReturnSOAPSerializer();
      Group^ myGroup = MakeGroup();

      // Writing the file requires a TextWriter.
      XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename,Encoding::UTF8 );
      writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer->WriteStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Serialize the class, and close the TextWriter.
      mySerializer->Serialize( writer, myGroup );
      writer->WriteEndElement();
      writer->Close();
   }


private:
   Group^ MakeGroup()
   {
      // Create an instance of the class that will be serialized.
      Group^ myGroup = gcnew Group;

      // Set the Object* properties.
      myGroup->GroupName = ".NET";
      array<Byte>^hexByte = {Convert::ToByte( 100 ),Convert::ToByte( 50 )};
      myGroup->GroupNumber = hexByte;
      DateTime myDate = DateTime(2002,5,2);
      myGroup->Today = myDate;
      myGroup->PostitiveInt = "10000";
      myGroup->GroupVehicle = gcnew Vehicle;
      myGroup->GroupVehicle->licenseNumber = "1234";
      return myGroup;
   }

public:
   void DeserializeObject( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class that
      // can generate encoded SOAP messages.
      XmlSerializer^ mySerializer = ReturnSOAPSerializer();

      // Reading the file requires an  XmlTextReader.
      XmlTextReader^ reader = gcnew XmlTextReader( filename );
      reader->ReadStartElement( "wrapper" );

      // Deserialize and cast the Object*.
      Group^ myGroup;
      myGroup = safe_cast<Group^>(mySerializer->Deserialize( reader ));
      reader->ReadEndElement();
      reader->Close();
   }

private:
   XmlSerializer^ ReturnSOAPSerializer()
   {

      // Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class.
      XmlTypeMapping^ myMapping = (gcnew SoapReflectionImporter)->ImportTypeMapping( Group::typeid );
      return gcnew XmlSerializer( myMapping );
   }
};

int main()
{
   Run^ test = gcnew Run;
   test->SerializeObject( "SoapAtts.xml" );
   test->DeserializeObject( "SoapAtts.xml" );
}
Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Thread Safety

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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