SoapElementAttribute Class
 
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Specifies that the public member value be serialized by the XmlSerializer as an encoded SOAP XML element.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.Xml.SerializationSoapElementAttribute

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

Initializes a new instance of the SoapElementAttribute class.

System_CAPS_pubmethod SoapElementAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the SoapElementAttribute class and specifies the name of the XML element.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the XML Schema definition language (XSD) data type of the generated XML element.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the name of the generated XML element.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the XmlSerializer must serialize a member that has the xsi:null attribute set to "1".

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_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.)

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.)

The SoapElementAttribute 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 SoapElementAttribute to a public field to direct the XmlSerializer to serialize the field as an encoded SOAP XML element.

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

The following example serializes an instance of a class named Transportation that contains a field named Vehicle. A SoapElementAttribute is applied to the field. When the field is serialized, the XML element name is "Wheels" instead of "Vehicle". The SerializeOverride method creates a SoapElementAttribute and sets the property of a SoapAttributes to the SoapElementAttribute. The SoapAttributes is added to a SoapAttributeOverrides that is used to create an XmlTypeMapping. An XmlSerializer is constructed with the XmlTypeMapping, and an instance of the Transportation class is again serialized. Because the SoapElementAttribute is used to override the serialization, the generated XML element name is now "Truck" instead of "Wheels".

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
using System.Collections;
using System.Xml;
using System.Text;
public class Transportation
{
   // The SoapElementAttribute specifies that the
   // generated XML element name will be "Wheels"
   // instead of "Vehicle".
   [SoapElement("Wheels")]
   public string Vehicle;
   [SoapElement(DataType = "dateTime")]
   public DateTime CreationDate;
   [SoapElement(IsNullable = true)]
   public Thing thing;

}

public class Thing{ 
   [SoapElement(IsNullable=true)] public string ThingName;
}

public class Test
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Test t = new Test();
      t.SerializeObject("SoapElementOriginal.xml");
      t.SerializeOverride("SoapElementOverride.xml");
      Console.WriteLine("Finished writing two XML files.");
   }

   // Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
   public XmlSerializer CreateSoapOverrider()
   {
      // Create the SoapAttributes and SoapAttributeOverrides objects.
      SoapAttributes soapAttrs = new SoapAttributes();

      SoapAttributeOverrides soapOverrides = 
      new SoapAttributeOverrides();

      /* Create an SoapElementAttribute to override 
      the Vehicles property. */
      SoapElementAttribute soapElement1 = 
      new SoapElementAttribute("Truck");
      // Set the SoapElement to the object.
      soapAttrs.SoapElement= soapElement1;

      /* Add the SoapAttributes to the SoapAttributeOverrides,
      specifying the member to override. */
      soapOverrides.Add(typeof(Transportation), "Vehicle", soapAttrs);

      // Create the XmlSerializer, and return it.
      XmlTypeMapping myTypeMapping = (new SoapReflectionImporter
      (soapOverrides)).ImportTypeMapping(typeof(Transportation));
      return new XmlSerializer(myTypeMapping);
   }

   public void SerializeOverride(string filename)
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer ser = CreateSoapOverrider();

      // Create the object and serialize it.
      Transportation myTransportation = 
      new Transportation();

      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar";
      myTransportation.CreationDate=DateTime.Now;
      myTransportation.thing = new Thing();

      XmlTextWriter writer = 
      new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8);
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper");
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation);
      writer.WriteEndElement();
      writer.Close();
   }
   public void SerializeObject(string filename){
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Transportation));
      Transportation myTransportation = 
      new Transportation();
      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar";
      myTransportation.CreationDate = DateTime.Now;
      myTransportation.thing = new Thing();
      XmlTextWriter writer = 
      new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8);
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper");
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation);
      writer.WriteEndElement();
      writer.Close();
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Text
Public Class Transportation
   ' The SoapElementAttribute specifies that the
   ' generated XML element name will be "Wheels"
   ' instead of "Vehicle".
   <SoapElement("Wheels")> Public Vehicle As String 
   <SoapElement(DataType:= "dateTime")> _
   public CreationDate As DateTime    
   <SoapElement(IsNullable:= true)> _
   public thing As Thing
End Class

Public Class Thing
   <SoapElement(IsNullable:=true)> public ThingName As string 
End Class

Public Class Test

   Shared Sub Main()
      Dim t As Test = New Test()
      t.SerializeObject("SoapElementOriginalVb.xml")
      t.SerializeOverride("SoapElementOverrideVb.xml")
      Console.WriteLine("Finished writing two XML files.")
   End Sub

   ' Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
   Public Function CreateSoapOverrider() As XmlSerializer 
      ' Create the SoapAttributes and SoapAttributeOverrides objects.
      Dim soapAttrs As SoapAttributes = New SoapAttributes()

      Dim soapOverrides As SoapAttributeOverrides = _
      New SoapAttributeOverrides()

      ' Create a SoapElementAttribute to override 
      ' the Vehicles property. 
      Dim soapElement1 As SoapElementAttribute = _
      New SoapElementAttribute("Truck")
      ' Set the SoapElement to the object.
      soapAttrs.SoapElement= soapElement1

      ' Add the SoapAttributes to the SoapAttributeOverrides,
      ' specifying the member to override. 
      soapOverrides.Add(GetType(Transportation), "Vehicle", soapAttrs)

      ' Create the XmlSerializer, and return it.
      Dim myTypeMapping As XmlTypeMapping = (New _
      SoapReflectionImporter (soapOverrides)).ImportTypeMapping _
      (GetType(Transportation))
      return New XmlSerializer(myTypeMapping)
   End Function

   Public Sub SerializeOverride(filename As String)
      ' Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      Dim ser As XmlSerializer = CreateSoapOverrider()

      ' Create the object and serialize it.
      Dim myTransportation As Transportation = _
      New Transportation()

      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar"
      myTransportation.CreationDate = DateTime.Now
      myTransportation.thing= new Thing()

      Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = _
      New XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8)
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper")
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation)
      writer.WriteEndElement()
      writer.Close()
   End Sub

   Public Sub SerializeObject(filename As String)
      ' Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      Dim ser As XmlSerializer = _
      New XmlSerializer(GetType(Transportation))

      Dim myTransportation As Transportation = _
      New Transportation()

      myTransportation.Vehicle = "MyCar"
      myTransportation.CreationDate=DateTime.Now
      myTransportation.thing= new Thing()

      Dim writer As XmlTextWriter = _
      new XmlTextWriter(filename, Encoding.UTF8)
      writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
      writer.WriteStartElement("wrapper")
      ser.Serialize(writer, myTransportation)
      writer.WriteEndElement()
      writer.Close()
   End Sub
End Class
#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml::Serialization;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Text;
public ref class Thing
{
public:

   [SoapElement(IsNullable=true)]
   String^ ThingName;
};

public ref class Transportation
{
public:

   // The SoapElementAttribute specifies that the
   // generated XML element name will be S"Wheels"
   // instead of S"Vehicle".

   [SoapElement("Wheels")]
   String^ Vehicle;

   [SoapElement(DataType="dateTime")]
   DateTime CreationDate;

   [SoapElement(IsNullable=true)]
   Thing^ thing;
};

public ref class Test
{
public:

   // Return an XmlSerializer used for overriding.
   XmlSerializer^ CreateSoapOverrider()
   {
      // Create the SoapAttributes and SoapAttributeOverrides objects.
      SoapAttributes^ soapAttrs = gcnew SoapAttributes;
      SoapAttributeOverrides^ soapOverrides = gcnew SoapAttributeOverrides;

      // Create an SoapElementAttribute to the Vehicles property.
      SoapElementAttribute^ soapElement1 = gcnew SoapElementAttribute( "Truck" );

      // Set the SoapElement to the Object*.
      soapAttrs->SoapElement = soapElement1;

      // Add the SoapAttributes to the SoapAttributeOverrides,specifying the member to.
      soapOverrides->Add( Transportation::typeid, "Vehicle", soapAttrs );

      // Create the XmlSerializer, and return it.
      XmlTypeMapping^ myTypeMapping = (gcnew SoapReflectionImporter( soapOverrides ))->ImportTypeMapping( Transportation::typeid );
      return gcnew XmlSerializer( myTypeMapping );
   }

   void SerializeOverride( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer^ ser = CreateSoapOverrider();

      // Create the Object* and serialize it.
      Transportation^ myTransportation = gcnew Transportation;
      myTransportation->Vehicle = "MyCar";
      myTransportation->CreationDate = DateTime::Now;
      myTransportation->thing = gcnew Thing;
      XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename,Encoding::UTF8 );
      writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer->WriteStartElement( "wrapper" );
      ser->Serialize( writer, myTransportation );
      writer->WriteEndElement();
      writer->Close();
   }

   void SerializeObject( String^ filename )
   {
      // Create an XmlSerializer instance.
      XmlSerializer^ ser = gcnew XmlSerializer( Transportation::typeid );
      Transportation^ myTransportation = gcnew Transportation;
      myTransportation->Vehicle = "MyCar";
      myTransportation->CreationDate = DateTime::Now;
      myTransportation->thing = gcnew Thing;
      XmlTextWriter^ writer = gcnew XmlTextWriter( filename,Encoding::UTF8 );
      writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
      writer->WriteStartElement( "wrapper" );
      ser->Serialize( writer, myTransportation );
      writer->WriteEndElement();
      writer->Close();
   }
};

int main()
{
   Test^ t = gcnew Test;
   t->SerializeObject( "SoapElementOriginal.xml" );
   t->SerializeOverride( "SoapElementOverride.xml" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Finished writing two XML files." );
}
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