XmlSerializerFormatAttribute Class
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XmlSerializerFormatAttribute Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Instructs the Windows Phone infrastructure to use the XmlSerializer instead of the XmlObjectSerializer to serialize a method or class.


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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All, Inherited = false, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class XmlSerializerFormatAttribute : Attribute

The XmlSerializerFormatAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodXmlSerializerFormatAttributeInitializes a new instance of the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute class.

Public propertySupportFaultsGets or sets a value that indicates whether faults are supported.

Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

This attribute is similar to the DataContractFormatAttribute attribute. Both attributes can be applied to either a method or a 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 by default.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone OS 7.1

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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