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DataContractFormatAttribute Class

Instructs the Silverlight 5 infrastructure to use the DataContractSerializer.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ServiceModel.DataContractFormatAttribute

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Interface, Inherited = false, 
	AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class DataContractFormatAttribute : Attribute

The DataContractFormatAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneDataContractFormatAttributeInitializes a new instance of the DataContractFormatAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneStyleGets or sets the SOAP style of the serialized data.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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This attribute is similar to the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute attribute. Both attributes can be applied to either a method or a class.

A method can have either of the two attributes applied, but not both. Any operation that has neither applied uses the attribute applied to the containing class. If the containing class does not have either attribute applied, the DataContractSerializer is used by default.

Applying the attribute also causes a DataContractSerializerOperationBehavior to be created at run time. The behavior allows customization at run time of the serializer behavior.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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