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Posted on 2009-05-19
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Hi Experts

Does anyone know how I can change the root node of a serialized object but also keep the class name in the xml produced?

For instance:

[System.Xml.Serialization.XmlRoot("ams")]
    public class litigation
    {        
        public int LenderID;
        public string SolicitorRef;
        public int SolicitorID;
    }

Gives me:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ams xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <LenderID>100001</LenderID>
  <SolicitorRef>abc123</SolicitorRef>
  <SolicitorID>1</SolicitorID>
</ams>

I require:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ams xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <litigation>
    <LenderID>100001</LenderID>
    <SolicitorRef>abc123</SolicitorRef>
    <SolicitorID>1</SolicitorID>
  <litigation>
</ams>

Thanks in advance

Mike
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by:Alexandre Simões
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I believe that if you remove that: [System.Xml.Serialization.XmlRoot("ams")] and replace it by a [Serializable] the root node will have the class name.
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by:beats_m
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Thanks for your note AlexCode but I require the root node to be ams and also have the class name.

If you look at the xml snippet of what I require. You will see what I mean

Regards
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by:Alexandre Simões
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You're customizing the default serialization process defined on c#... in your case I thing you need to create your own xml document "by hand".

have a look at these very simple examples:
http://www.csharphelp.com/archives/archive199.html
http://www.devhood.com/tutorials/tutorial_details.aspx?tutorial_id=773

Cheers,
Alex
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Not to worry AlexCode I have solved it.

[Serializable]
    public class ams
    {
        private List<data> _people = new List<data>();
        public ams()
        {
            _people.ForEach(delegate(data _pep)
            {
                _pep = null;
            });
        }    
               
        [XmlElement("litigation")]
        public List<data> litigation
        {
            get { return _people; }
            set { _people = value; }
        }
       
        /// <summary>
        /// The Default property of the Club object
        /// </summary>
        public data this[int index]
        {
            get { return _people[index]; }
            set { _people[index] = value; }
        }
    }
   
    public class data
    {        
        public data()
        {
        }
       
        private int? lenderID;        
        public int? LenderID
        {
            get { return lenderID; }
            set { lenderID = value; }
        }

        private string solicitorRef;
        [System.Xml.Serialization.XmlElement(IsNullable = true)]
        public string SolicitorRef
        {
            get { return solicitorRef; }
            set { solicitorRef = value; }
        }
    }
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Glad you solved it.

Cheers!
Alex
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