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serializer object and its constructor failing on me

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Hi all,

i'm trying to serialize a class. Using the constructor of
XmlSerializer i get these (odd?) errors: "File or assembly name
goseij9w.dll, or one of its dependencies, was not found". Everytime i
run the testprogram it complains about another exotically named dll
like et_kn-hl.dll or afeaqisr.dll.
Even the example from msdn throws these errors.

Anyone knows wuts wrong?
I'll post the example code below.

Thanks in advance,

grtz,

Mark

<code>
Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.IO
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class msdn_example
' The XmlRootAttribute allows you to set an alternate name
' (PurchaseOrder) of the XML element, the element namespace; by
' default, the XmlSerializer uses the class name. The attribute
' also allows you to set the XML namespace for the element.
Lastly,
' the attribute sets the IsNullable property, which specifies
whether
' the xsi:null attribute appears if the class instance is set to
' a null reference.
<XmlRootAttribute("PurchaseOrder", _
Namespace:="http://www.cpandl.com", IsNullable:=False)> _
Public Class PurchaseOrder

Public ShipTo As Address
Public OrderDate As String
' The XmlArrayAttribute changes the XML element name
' from the default of "OrderedItems" to "Items".
<XmlArrayAttribute("Items")> _
Public OrderedItems() As OrderedItem
Public SubTotal As Decimal
Public ShipCost As Decimal
Public TotalCost As Decimal
End Class 'PurchaseOrder
Public Class Address
' The XmlAttribute instructs the XmlSerializer to serialize
the Name
' field as an XML attribute instead of an XML element (the
default
' behavior).
<XmlAttributeAttribute()> _
Public Name As String
Public Line1 As String

' Setting the IsNullable property to false instructs the
' XmlSerializer that the XML attribute will not appear if
' the City field is set to a null reference.
<XmlElementAttribute(IsNullable:=False)> _
Public City As String
Public State As String
Public Zip As String
End Class 'Address
Public Class OrderedItem
Public ItemName As String
Public Description As String
Public UnitPrice As Decimal
Public Quantity As Integer
Public LineTotal As Decimal
' Calculate is a custom method that calculates the price per
item,
' and stores the value in a field.
Public Sub Calculate()
LineTotal = UnitPrice * Quantity
End Sub 'Calculate
End Class 'OrderedItem
Public Class Test

Public Shared Sub Main()
' Read and write purchase orders.
Dim t As New Test
t.CreatePO("po.xml")
t.ReadPO("po.xml")
End Sub 'Main

Private Sub CreatePO(ByVal filename As String)
' Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class;
' specify the type of object to serialize.
Dim serializer As New
XmlSerializer(GetType(PurchaseOrder))
Dim writer As New StreamWriter(filename)
Dim po As New PurchaseOrder

' Create an address to ship and bill to.
Dim billAddress As New Address
billAddress.Name = "Teresa Atkinson"
billAddress.Line1 = "1 Main St."
billAddress.City = "AnyTown"
billAddress.State = "WA"
billAddress.Zip = "00000"
' Set ShipTo and BillTo to the same addressee.
po.ShipTo = billAddress
po.OrderDate = System.DateTime.Now.ToLongDateString()

' Create an OrderedItem object.
Dim i1 As New OrderedItem
i1.ItemName = "Widget S"
i1.Description = "Small widget"
i1.UnitPrice = CDec(5.23)
i1.Quantity = 3
i1.Calculate()

' Insert the item into the array.
Dim items(0) As OrderedItem
items(0) = i1
po.OrderedItems = items
' Calculate the total cost.
Dim subTotal As New Decimal
Dim oi As OrderedItem
For Each oi In items
subTotal += oi.LineTotal
Next oi
po.SubTotal = subTotal
po.ShipCost = CDec(12.51)
po.TotalCost = po.SubTotal + po.ShipCost
' Serialize the purchase order, and close the TextWriter.
serializer.Serialize(writer, po)
writer.Close()
End Sub 'CreatePO

Protected Sub ReadPO(ByVal filename As String)
' Create an instance of the XmlSerializer class;
' specify the type of object to be deserialized.

<HERE IS WHERE IT DOESN'T GO ALL THAT WELL>
Dim serializer As New
XmlSerializer(GetType(PurchaseOrder))
</HERE IS WHERE IT DOESN'T GO ALL THAT WELL>

' If the XML document has been altered with unknown
' nodes or attributes, handle them with the
' UnknownNode and UnknownAttribute events.
AddHandler serializer.UnknownNode, AddressOf
serializer_UnknownNode
AddHandler serializer.UnknownAttribute, AddressOf
serializer_UnknownAttribute

' A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
Dim fs As New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open)
' Declare an object variable of the type to be
deserialized.
Dim po As PurchaseOrder
' Use the Deserialize method to restore the object's state
with
' data from the XML document.
po = CType(serializer.Deserialize(fs), PurchaseOrder)
' Read the order date.
Console.WriteLine(("OrderDate: " & po.OrderDate))

' Read the shipping address.
Dim shipTo As Address = po.ShipTo
ReadAddress(shipTo, "Ship To:")
' Read the list of ordered items.
Dim items As OrderedItem() = po.OrderedItems
Console.WriteLine("Items to be shipped:")
Dim oi As OrderedItem
For Each oi In items
Console.WriteLine((ControlChars.Tab & oi.ItemName &
ControlChars.Tab & _
oi.Description & ControlChars.Tab & oi.UnitPrice &
ControlChars.Tab & _
oi.Quantity & ControlChars.Tab & oi.LineTotal))
Next oi
' Read the subtotal, shipping cost, and total cost.
Console.WriteLine((New String(ControlChars.Tab, 5) & _
" Subtotal" & ControlChars.Tab & po.SubTotal))
Console.WriteLine(New String(ControlChars.Tab, 5) & _
" Shipping" & ControlChars.Tab & po.ShipCost)
Console.WriteLine(New String(ControlChars.Tab, 5) & _
" Total" & New String(ControlChars.Tab, 2) & po.TotalCost)
End Sub 'ReadPO

Protected Sub ReadAddress(ByVal a As Address, ByVal label As
String)
' Read the fields of the Address object.
Console.WriteLine(label)
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & a.Name)
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & a.Line1)
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & a.City)
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & a.State)
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & a.Zip)
Console.WriteLine()
End Sub 'ReadAddress

Protected Sub serializer_UnknownNode(ByVal sender As Object,
ByVal e As XmlNodeEventArgs)
Console.WriteLine(("Unknown Node:" & e.Name &
ControlChars.Tab & e.Text))
End Sub 'serializer_UnknownNode
Protected Sub serializer_UnknownAttribute(ByVal sender As
Object, ByVal e As XmlAttributeEventArgs)
Dim attr As System.Xml.XmlAttribute = e.Attr
Console.WriteLine(("Unknown attribute " & attr.Name & "='"
& attr.Value & "'"))
End Sub 'serializer_UnknownAttribute
End Class 'Test

End Class
</code>
Jul 21 '05 #1
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