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InvalidDataContractException Class

The exception that is thrown when the DataContractSerializer or NetDataContractSerializer encounters an invalid data contract during serialization and deserialization.

Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization (in system.runtime.serialization.dll)

[SerializableAttribute] 
public class InvalidDataContractException : Exception
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public class InvalidDataContractException extends Exception
SerializableAttribute 
public class InvalidDataContractException extends Exception
Not applicable.

An instance of this type will be thrown if the DataContractSerializer or NetDataContractSerializer detects that the type of the instance being serialized or deserialized is invalid. An instance of this type will also be thrown if an invalid type is passed to the schema import or export engine.

The following example shows a service contract, ICalculator, that includes two methods, Add and MoreData. The MoreData method returns an instance of the ExtraData class, which is also declared in the code. When the implemented interface Calculator runs, an InvalidDataContractException will be thrown because the ExtraData class does not have the DataContractAttribute applied to it.

public  class Test
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            Test t = new Test();
            t.Run();
        }
             
        // Catch the InvalidDataContractException here.
        catch(InvalidDataContractException iExc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("You have an invalid data contract: ");
            Console.WriteLine(iExc.Message);
            Console.ReadLine();
            
        }
          catch (Exception exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.WriteLine(exc.ToString() );
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }

    private void Run()
    {
        // Create a new WSHttpBinding and set the security mode to Message;
        WSHttpBinding b = new WSHttpBinding(SecurityMode.Message);

        // Create a ServiceHost instance, and add a metadata endpoint.
        Uri baseUri= new Uri("http://localhost:1008/");            
        ServiceHost sh = new ServiceHost(typeof(Calculator), baseUri);

        // Optional. Add a metadata endpoint. The method is defined below.
        AddMetadataEndpoint(ref sh);

        // Add an endpoint using the binding, and open the service.
        sh.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(ICalculator), b, "myCalculator");
        sh.Open();
        
        Console.WriteLine("Listening...");
        Console.ReadLine();

    }

    private void AddMetadataEndpoint(ref ServiceHost sh)
    {
        Uri mex = new Uri(@"http://localhost:1001/metadata/");
        ServiceMetadataBehavior sm = new ServiceMetadataBehavior();
        sm.HttpGetEnabled = true;
        sm.HttpGetUrl = mex;
        sh.Description.Behaviors.Add(sm);
    }
    
}

// This class will cause an InvalidDataContractException to be thrown because
// neither the DataContractAttribute nor DataMemberAttribute has been applied to it.
public class ExtraData
{
    public System.Collections.Generic.List<string> RandomData;
}

[ServiceContract(ProtectionLevel=System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign) ]
interface ICalculator
{
    [OperationContract]
    double Add(double a, double b);

    [OperationContract]
    ExtraData MoreData();
}

public class Calculator : ICalculator
{ 
    public double Add(double a, double b)
    {
        return a + b;
    }

    public ExtraData MoreData()
    {
        ExtraData ex = new ExtraData();
        ex.RandomData.Add("Hello");
        ex.RandomData.Add( "World" );
        return ex;
    }
}

System.Object
   System.Exception
    System.Runtime.Serialization.InvalidDataContractException

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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