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Posted on 2004-08-18
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I have created an object that I can serialize in a MemoryStream as an XML. The problem is that serialization does not work as I like. More exactly I want to serialize the object in something like this:

<tag_name tag_attribute="attribute_value">tag_value</tag_name>

but the only thing I could get is:

<tag_name tag_attribute="attribute_value">
    <sub_tag>tag_value</sub_tag>
</tag_name>

I have tried using different XML attribute tags, but no success.
Please provide my a solution
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Question by:lehene
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by:TheAvenger
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Can you post some code?
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NipNFriar_Tuck earned 500 total points
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If you are trying to add the "tag_value" as a node that will cause the issue you are having.  On each node you can add text which would give you what you want.

For instance this code:

      [System.Xml.Serialization.XmlTypeAttribute(TypeName="State")]
      public class DocArbitraryInfo : object, IDisposable {
            // fields n stuff go here...

            [System.Xml.Serialization.XmlAttributeAttribute(Form=System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaForm.Unqualified)]
            public string Name {
                  get {
                        return name;
                  }
                  set {
                        name = value;
                  }
            }

            [System.Xml.Serialization.XmlAttributeAttribute(Form=System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaForm.Unqualified)]
            public int Key {
                  get {
                        return key;
                  }
                  set {
                        key = value;
                  }
            }
            [XmlTextAttribute(typeof(string))]
            public string Value {
                  get {
                        return val;
                  }
                  set {
                        val = value;
                  }
            }

            // Methods n stuff...
      }

Produces a tag that look like:

<state name="value of name" key=#>
      The text of the value goes here....
</state>

hope this helps...
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by:lehene
ID: 11831102
Sure. The class would be something like this:

public class Trend{
    private TrendElement make;

    [XmlElement (ElementName = "make")]
    public TrendElement Make
    {
        get { return make; }
        set { make = value; }
    }

...

}


public class TrendElement{
    [XmlAttribute (AttributeName = "id")]
    public string id;

    [XmlElement (ElementName = "description") ]
    public string description;

    /// <summary>
    /// Default public contructor - need for the serialization
    /// </summary>
    public TrendElement() { }

    public TrendElement(string id, string description)
    {
        this.id = id;
        this.description = description;
    }
}


and the result is:

<make id="id">
    <description>value</description>
</make>

but I want:
<make id="id">value</make>

With the existing classes structure maybe is not possible to realize the above structure, but I am generally interested if I can serialize in the way that i asked.

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by:TheAvenger
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What happens if you change:

 [XmlElement (ElementName = "description") ]

to

 [XmlText ]
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