XmlSchemaProviderAttribute Class

XmlSchemaProviderAttribute Class

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

When applied to a type that implements the IXmlSerializable interface, stores the name of a static method of the type that returns an XML schema and a XmlQualifiedName.


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

public sealed class XmlSchemaProviderAttribute : Attribute

The XmlSchemaProviderAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodXmlSchemaProviderAttributeInitializes a new instance of the XmlSchemaProviderAttribute class for a specified static method in the target type.

Public propertyIsAnyGets or sets a value that determines whether the target class is a wildcard, or that the schema for the class contains only an xs:any element.
Public propertyMethodNameGets the name of the static method that supplies the type's XML schema and the name of its XML Schema data type.

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.)

The target class of the attribute must implement the IXmlSerializable interface.

An anonymous complex type cannot be created using a method that returns XmlQualifiedName.


In Windows Phone, schema information is not used. However, the XmlSchemaProviderAttribute is still relevant, because, when IsAny is set to true or when the static method returns null, the serializer will treat the type differently. For more information, see XML and ADO.NET Types in Data Contracts.

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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