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XmlSerializerFormatAttribute.SupportFaults Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates that the XmlSerializer should be used for reading and writing faults.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public bool SupportFaults { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the XmlSerializer should be used for reading and writing faults; false if the DataContractSerializer should be used. The default is false.

The default formatter for fault serialization is the DataContractSerializer. To use the XmlSerializer, set this property to true. Starting in .NET 4 the serializer set by the SupportFaults property will be used even if a custom behavior is set on the contract to which the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute is applied.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.