Data Contract Serializer


The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) infrastructure uses the DataContractSerializer class as the default serializer. The topics in this section provide more details for using it as a stand-alone serializer.

In This Section

Serialization and Deserialization

Details how to use the DataContractSerializer class to serialize object graphs and deserialize XML documents into objects.

Schema Import and Export

Explains how to generate an XML Schema definition language (XSD) schema from a .NET Framework class, or how to generate code from an XSD schema document.