XmlAnyElementAttribute Class

XmlAnyElementAttribute Class

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

Specifies that the member (a field that returns an array of XElement or XNode objects) contains objects that represent an XML element that has no corresponding member in the object being serialized or deserialized.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Xml.Serialization.XmlAnyElementAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Parameter|AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.ReturnValue, AllowMultiple = true)]
public class XmlAnyElementAttribute : Attribute

The XmlAnyElementAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodXmlAnyElementAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the XmlAnyElementAttribute class.
Public methodXmlAnyElementAttribute(String)Initializes a new instance of the XmlAnyElementAttribute class and specifies the XML element name generated in the XML document.
Public methodXmlAnyElementAttribute(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the XmlAnyElementAttribute class and specifies the XML element name generated in the XML document and its XML namespace.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyNameGets or sets the XML element name.
Public propertyNamespaceGets or sets the XML namespace generated in the XML document.
Public propertyOrderGets or sets the explicit order in which the elements are serialized or deserialized.
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  NameDescription
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.)
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Use the XmlAnyElementAttribute to contain arbitrary data (as XML elements) that can be sent as part of an XML document, such as metadata sent as part of the document.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 The constructor for the XmlSerializer object throws an InvalidOperationException if the XmlSerializer object is initialized with a type parameter that contains two XElement members and both are marked with the XmlAnyElementAttribute.

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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