DataContractSerializer Converting Objects to Xml String
This isn't so much a post as a place I could put a common pattern of code. .NET 3.5 introduced the 10th or 12th iteration of a serializer. I've stopped to look up this pattern many times and wanted to put a quick sample up with the serialize and deserialize pattern for xml to object mapping.
This will turn the tempData object into an xml string.
1: var serializer = new DataContractSerializer(tempData.GetType());
2: using (var backing = new System.IO.StringWriter())
3: using (var writer = new System.Xml.XmlTextWriter(backing))
5: serializer.WriteObject(writer, tempData);
6: data.XmlData = backing.ToString();
This will return a full object. This instance is using a generic based approach.
1: var serializer = new DataContractSerializer(typeof(T));
2: using (var backing = new System.IO.StringReader(data.XmlData))
3: using (var reader = new System.Xml.XmlTextReader(backing))
5: return serializer.ReadObject(reader) as T;
If there are actual questions about this and how to use it post it below and I might put together a real post about this.