[Mono-list] XmlInclude/XmlSerializer troubles, any workaround?

Steven Brown swbrown@ucsd.edu
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 22:01:52 -0700

To use XmlSerializer to serialize objects containing other untyped
objects, csc requires an [XmlInclude] attribute (as far as I know), but
it seems mono's XmlSerializer hasn't gotten to the point where it can
understand it (or is this a previously unknown issue?).  Is there a way
around this problem for now anyone can reccomend?  Here's a testcase
that throws with mono and passes with MS:

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

public class Contained {

public class Container {
  public ArrayList contained = new ArrayList();

class Test {

  public static void Main(string[] args) {
    XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Container));

    Container container = new Container();
    container.contained.Add(new Contained());

    serializer.Serialize(Console.Out, container);