Monday, September 6, 2010

C# - XML Serialization

Creating XML for C# is easy. Reading in an externally created XML into C# is not complicated.

You can use C# XmlSerializer.Deserialize() to read in and deserialize the XML file. But often, the externally created XML file does not have the same root or element names as per C# default naming value.

To make it work with custom XML tag name, all you need is to have a serialization tag to your C# object class. Below is a sample to read in customized root, element and attribute name.

[XmlRoot(ElementName = "my-info")]
public class MyInfo
public string myAttribute;

[XmlElement(ElementName = "my-element")]
public string myElement;

public string [] my-array;


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